Archbishop Desmond Tutu celebrated his 86th birthday and the unveiling of an arch in his honour outside St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town.
Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu embraces everything noble in Aristotelian virtue ethics and African philosophical systems alike.
A Rohingya woman takes cover with her child after crossing into Bangladesh.
All the signs were there when I was living in Myanmar at the rosiest moment in the transition to democracy.
Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).
A scholar analyzes the history of the Nobel Peace Prize to ask: What difference has it made?
A preoccupied US combined with India, China and Russia protecting their own interests created the perfect conditions for Myanmar to settle its Rohingya issue
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh waiting to receive aid.
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The persecution of the Rohingya goes back to 1948, the year when Myanmar achieved independence from the British.
Aung San Suu Kyi is sworn into office alongside her military counterparts.
Once a beacon of democratic hope, Myanmar's 'civilian' government is showing its true nature.
Rohingya refugees carry their child as they walk through water after crossing the border by boat to Bangladesh.
Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hossain
The campaign against Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya is so extreme and violent with the intent of eliminating them from the country that it meets the criteria for genocide.
A heroine no more.
Long regarded as something approaching a saint, Myanmar's de facto head of state appears to be running out of moral capital.
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From stubborn military rule to religious 'mobocracy', five young democracies show signs of slipping backwards.
Aung San Suu Kyi will rule Burma through her proxy president. They need to unite the country's many ethnic groups.
Waiting in the wings as parliament sits in its final session after the election, Aung San Suu Kyi and her victorious NLD face the challenge of huge public expectations.
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Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD has won Myanmar's elections in a landslide, but must lead the transition to democratic rule carrying the hopes of tens of millions of voters who expect life to be transformed.
Great expectations after a historic vote.
Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun
With the opposition party on course to win a historic election, it's time to get serious on some difficult questions.
Opposition NLD members hit the campaign trail as they visit villages on the outskirts of Phyu ahead of Myanmar’s election.
Myanmar is holding elections, but like the many other authoritarian regimes that do so, it isn't for democratic reasons and regime change remains highly unlikely.
The also-rans: opposition leader Ko Ko Gyi addresses a protest in Yangon.
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As the November elections loom, it's not just Burma's government that's having trouble.
Burmese Buddhist monks protest against an influx of Rohingya migrants by boat.
With parliamentary elections looming, the ethnic hatred let loose by Burma's transition to democracy are running out of control.
People celebrate Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai in her home town Mingora in Pakistan’s Swat valley. But history suggests the prize, shared with Kailash Satyarthi of India, is unlikely to reconcile their nations.
The awarding of a shared Nobel Peace Prize award to a 17-year-old Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai, and a 60-year-old Indian man, Kailash Satyarthi, is historic and aimed at conveying multiple messages…
There is more freedom and more reasons to smile in Burma than in the past – but will this girl and others in her generation share the spoils of the nation’s resources boom?
Our Tropical Future: A new report on the State of the Tropics has revealed rapid changes in human and environmental health in the Earth’s tropical regions. This is the final in a four-part series about…
This Vietnamese school girl is growing up in a new era: by the time she is middle-aged, 60% of the world’s children will be living in a tropical region.
UN Photo/Mark Garten
Our Tropical Future: A new report on the State of the Tropics has revealed rapid changes in human and environmental health in the Earth’s tropical regions. This is the first in a four-part series about…
‘I don’t want our people to be crouched and crushed and flattened,’ said Aung San Suu Kyi in her address at the Sydney Opera House today.
AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts
Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was today awarded an honorary doctorate from UTS and the University of Sydney…
Myanmar’s ongoing constitutional amendment process is key to the 2015 elections, and will in part determine whether the elections are free and fair.
Myanmar’s democracy icon and member of parliament Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is currently visiting Australia. This historic trip is just one reflection of the broader political and legal changes currently taking…