Popular claims about media harm don’t always stack up against the evidence.
The rise in student-on-student sexual assaults at school has been linked to the sexualisation of kids, and their easy access to online pornography.
China’s proposed one belt, one road route map
China has launched a quietly aggressive global trade, development and infrastructure initiative based on the ancient Silk Road model. But is Africa welcome on the journey to renewed prosperity?
Financial inclusion has been touted as one of the solutions to addressing poverty in South Africa.
Entities at the centre of the storm engulfing South Africa's social grants distribution system have claimed to be champions of financial inclusion. The claim in itself is scandalous.
In a nation where urban living is the ultimate attainment, some households are bracing against the surging tide of development.
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There is a way to get homes where we need them, and it's about making the most of what we've already got.
The United Nations has seldom been under more pressure to prove it's valuable. But it might have found a way.
Vladimir Putin's aggressive nuclear strategy threatens to unpick decades of careful negotiation.
Another 'last chance' has been missed. But while talks disintegrate, islanders are just getting on with peace in practice.
Donald Trump’s reinvention of the royal fiat as rule-by-tweet, or ‘twiat’, is anti-democratic and needs to be resisted.
Donald Trump is reinventing the royal fiat by novel means: the rule-by-tweet, or 'twiat'. This move is not an extension of popular democracy, but its enemy, and it needs to be resisted.
Space exploration and exploitation has changed a lot in 50 years.
The Outer Space Treaty, now 50 years old, has so far never been violated. But things could be about to change.
Social networks built on blockchain technology, such as Steemit, promise a far more democratic experience.
South Africa’s opinion of its role in Africa is at odds with perceptions on the continent.
South Africa considers itself to be playing a key role in promoting the 'African Agenda' in continental and world affairs. But perceptions in the rest of Africa tell a different story.
A president’s words have incalculable diplomatic power.
Decades – even centuries – have gone into building the diplomatic protocols on which we all rely. Is all that work being undone?
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The island's leaders are meeting in Geneva to discuss the prospect of reunification. Here's what is on the negotiating table.
Continue cooperation is crucial.
London and Brussels should be constructive about Brexit – for both their financial benefit.
Nearly 60% of pilots say they know of colleagues who are tired at work.
Critics point to low income and food shortages, but when judging the Cuban leader it's important to look at the whole story.
The inquiry needed to put a sticking plaster on the problem, but instead used a 'bloody great cast'.
Global media systems cannot effectively contribute to social progress until opportunities are more widely shared.
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Global media systems cannot effectively contribute to social progress until opportunities not just for access, but also for active participation, are more widely shared.
Boots on the ground, schools on high alert and more hostility toward Muslims and migrants – this is daily life for Parisians.