Two decades ago, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was arrested in London, putting human rights abuses in the limelight.
Nicaraguan migrants send over US$1 billion home each year. This money has played a changing role in domestic politics – first boosting the Ortega regime and, now, sustaining the uprising against him.
Not enough credit is given to the agency African governments have in their dealings with China.
When you are the first lady of the United States, your fashion choices are scrutinized. Why did Melania Trump choose to wear a pith helmet, a classic symbol of colonialism?
Kenya has a legal framework that protects its citizens from racism but there are challenges with its implementation
A deep recession, a severe drought and a plunging currency have led to the biggest bailout in IMF history. The government hopes it can avoid the meltdowns that followed past crises.
Metabolites in a drop of blood may be a better way to determine your metabolic health than body mass index (BMI).
Mobile money transfers have become the norm in Somalia. Transactions total as much as $2.7bn a month.
Noncommunicable diseases are a growing problem in Africa. Among women, heart disease is a particular concern. Medication to treat it can interfere with pregnancy, making women undesirable partners.
The results of stigma can be deeply damaging – we all need to show greater sensitivity.
Colombia's new president Ivan Duque has some big issues in his inbox.
The new film is a down-to-Earth portrayal of astronaut Neil Armstrong and our complex relationship with the Moon.
In Uganda stand-alone clinics for HIV treatment persist because of stigma and overcrowding.
One of the largest concentrations of poverty in the US exists in communities at the US-Mexico border called 'colonias.' These informal settlements lack access to basic infrastructure.
The 'oldest known nova' (a star explosion) in the sky was actually not a nova, astronomers show.
Deworming needs to be accompanied by health awareness campaigns in order to reduce diseases from parasitic worms.
For hot, dry and water-stressed countries like Botswana and Namibia, high temperatures and droughts will be more severe than the global average.
William Nordhaus showed that the market offers the best chance for preventing global catastrophe form climate change.
President Paul Biya's credibility and legitimacy are increasingly being tarnished, amid growing support for opposition candidates.
After four years of economic crisis and corruption, Brazilians have never trusted their government less. They showed their frustration Sunday, voting for two ideologically opposed candidates.