Delegates at the launch of the South African Federation of Trade Unions.
The Star/Nokuthula Mbatha
South Africa's newest trade union federation, Saftu, comes at a time of declining political influence by unions, compared to during the struggle against apartheid. They are also seen as elitist.
The first round of France’s 2017 presidential contest sent two political outsiders to the second round. What’s next in this key European election?
France must now choose between two candidates with strongly opposing visions. The outcome of the May 7 run-off could radically alter France, as well as its position in Europe and in the world.
Redressing the balance can start from the bottom up.
Malcolm Turnbull is in the middle of his inaugural visit to India. He appears to have developed a good rapport with India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi. This is a vital development if Australia is to…
A Unicef team creating a collaborative paper plane.
How do you teach empathy? Can it be in a way that foregrounds ancient, indigenous knowledge and practices? Design thinking might hold the answers.
The treaty to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons has been exceptionally successful. Only nine states have them. Now, efforts are underway to completely rid the world of them.
‘Your nationalism is not my democracy’ read the banners of a protest in Delhi against intimidation on campuses. February 28, 2017.
Intolerance is rising on Indian campuses, where clashes initiated by right-wing student groups have slowly become the norm and freedom of speech is under threat.
Malcolm Turnbull arrives in India to discuss higher education, among other things.
India will soon have the largest economy in the world. A way for Australia to benefit is to collaborative with universities.
Economists need to focus on the role white privilege plays in modern, growing economies.
Traditional economists cannot quantify or measure the effect of white male privilege in facilitating business dealings or obtaining employment in emerging market economies.
Officials check an electronic voting machine.
EPA/Raminder Pal Singh
Election results almost always come with conspiracy theories attached, but India's latest round of recriminations goes deeper than usual.
In Kutch, a dry region within Gujarat, fresh water is scarce and endangered by industrial pollution.
India is trying to clean up its water. But in arid, industrial Gujarat state, it will take a long time – and many more protections – for rivers and lakes to recover from decades of heavy pollution.
The Indian people felt a moral obligation to queue up and co-operate with the ‘notes ban’ policy.
Public co-operation is not proof of trust in government. The Indian people did not trust elected politicians to represent them against top-down policymaking that caused enormous difficulties.
The Whanganui River: now a legal person.
Joerg Muller/Ulanwp/Wikimedia Commons
New Zealand's Whanganui River and the Ganga and Yamuna Rivers in India have been given the right to 'sue' over issues like pollution. The challenge now is to ensure these legal rights are enforced.
Hi-tech but not high security.
India's transition to a digital economy creates several new opportunities for financial criminals.
Scientific crime scene analysis is more popular in India's pulp fiction than in real life investigations.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a gathering during the India-UK Tech Summit in New Delhi. November 2016.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi knows how to use social media in politics. But the rest of his government? Not so much.
Companies in the developing world, like Adani Group headed by Gautam Adani, have achieved enormous success through strong ties with governments.
Even though the setup of the Indian Adani Group draws scrutiny in developed countries like Australia, it's common and makes sense in the context of emerging markets like India.
This is not (quite) Downton-Abbey-in-India.
A woman from Khonoma village, Nagaland. Can women from ‘Naga’ tribes access to equal political rights ?
In Nagaland, a northeastern state in India, the push to implement a law giving women more representation in local politics has triggered a violent backlash.
Elections in Uttar Pradesh will be the most keenly watched.
This could be a year of reckoning for India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party. Five states, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur are set to go to the polls in…