South Africa's democracy is in trouble. But the challenge is less about who should control state institutions, and more about how they can be refashioned to deliver to the poor.
On Juneteenth, the day that commemorates the ending of slavery in the US, a historian dispels myths about the 'peculiar institution' of slavery.
Luz, a once-elegant 19th-century neighbourhood in downtown São Paulo, is prime for redevelopment. The only problem: people live there, including at a homeless encampment known as “Crackland”.
Some 60,000 Brazilians are killed each year, accounting for 10% of all homicides worldwide. As terrorised voters look to authoritarian leaders to impose order, Brazil's democracy hangs in the balance.
A new art exhibition in Johannesburg mines the rich intersections between Mozambique, South Africa and Portugal.
Domestically, Brazil is a mess. Now, its foreign policy is in crisis, too, landing a staggering one-two punch to this one-time rising star.
Brazil's president, who came to power after his ex-boss was impeached, now finds himself embroiled in corruption charges, which threaten to derail the economic recovery he has championed.
Having seen off his predecessor in a spectacular impeachment saga, Michel Temer may be forced out of office for misconduct of his own.
Brazil's political crisis is spiraling to a new level amid the release of recordings that allegedly caught the president authorizing a bribe. Fixing this mess will take more than a personnel change.
Brazilian soap operas are wildly popular in Portuguese-speaking Angola, influencing women's fashion and creating a business opportunity for thousands of Angolan female entrepreneurs.
Rio's sex workers were hoping the 2016 games would also boost their trade – but they were wrong.
By singing frankly about sex and life on the streets, the pioneering women of Rio de Janeiro's funk scene are redefining what feminism sounds like.
The BRICS New Development Bank has promised to change the world of multilateral development funding but has so far failed to live up to expectations.
Scientists from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe take on the White House with facts from the ground they stand on.
From the Amazon to Nicaragua, there are humans who never learn numbers. What can these anumeric cultures teach us about ourselves?
Though police violence is widely tolerated in Brazil, not everyone believes in 'eye for an eye' as official state policy.
The Zika outbreak that started in Brazil in 2015 continues on five continents, causing neurological disease and birth defects.
It is vital for people to demand transparency, but when popular outrage is manipulated for political purposes, democracy suffers.
Residents of the Maré neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro are eight times more likely to be killed by police than other Brazilians. Most victims are young and black.
The best chance South Africa has of recovering from sub-investment grade credit rating status is to have leaders who are prepared to break rank with the small-mindedness of the ruling party.