Sometimes people like poetic justice because the law is not in a position to mete out what is deserved.
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.
Accused of cooperating with smugglers, NGOs defend migrants’ right to life and point to the inadequate policies of European states.
Qatar withdrawing its troops has reignited tensions between Eritrea and Djibouti which the UN and African Union are trying to mediate. This comes as Eritrea is also embroiled in the Yemen civil war.
The African court has demonstrated its autonomy in a continent where judicial independence remains shaky in many states.
Lay workers are being trained to help Zimbabwe manage mental issues in communities. So far it's proving successful.
New Zealand just conferred personhood upon the Whanganui River, giving it standing to legally defend its rights. Can this novel strategy save the environment?
Hit by weak monsoons, India faces unprecedented water shortages.
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”.
A certain combination of demographics and corruption can lead to political upheaval.
The development trajectory of South African born brewer SABMiller peaked with the 2016 $104 billion merger with Anheuser-Busch InBev. Behind it lies an extraordinary journey.
Governments on the African continent must increase their investment in research and development so that science can yield self-sufficiency.
Weeks after Trump's withdrawal from the Paris agreement, powerful US cities are asserting themselves like nation-states to maintain the pact made with the world to help save the planet.
Despite a low voter turnout, the new French president has a solid majority in parliament. He will need it to push his reforms at home and in Europe.
Africa's great green wall suffers from a major mismatch between ambition and effort. But that's not to say it should be ditched altogether.
Art helps the youth of Timor Leste express their resistance to legal and political authority in the country.
LGBT rights are a work in progress in Vietnam. But artists are in the vanguard of the movement, pushing for public acceptance.
Can Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexican politics' long-time left-wing rabble rouser, finally win the presidency?
Alankrita Srivastava's feminist film has Indian censors in a tizzy.
Comments sections may be scary places for reporters but, as the experience of one Slovak daily shows, when journalists engage with readers, it makes for better news.