The 10th BRICS Summit will be judged by how it tackles the prevailing global political and structural challenges.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to display that wrongdoers of the Jacob Zuma era are going to be held accountable through prosecution.
Ayahuasca has long been used for indigenous healing and spiritual rituals. Now, a Brazilian clinical trial has confirmed that this psychoactive drink can help those with even severe depression.
Cape Town's water crisis holds valuable insights for other cities that need to adapt to the realities of climate change.
In South Africa, Cape Town fears "Day Zero", when the city will have to ration water drastically. The phenomenon threatens other cities as well but solutions exist.
Can we trust expert football predictions? Perhaps, but it's variable.
Video Assistant Referees at the World Cup finals in Russia might help African teams to do better than they have done so far.
Leftist former President Lula da Silva is the clear favorite in Brazil's 2018 presidential race, leading his closest rival — a firebrand conservative — by 15 points. The only problem: He's in jail.
Toronto’s Quayside smart city project needs a new, truly consultative process. An innovative method used by Brazil to develop its landmark Internet Bill of Rights may be the answer.
Hundreds of squatters were living in a vacant police station in São Paulo when fire broke out on May 1, killing up to four people. The residents were part of Brazil's nationwide homeless movement.
Who's really benefiting from a health care system that provides free or low-cost plastic surgeries for the poor?
After a series of debacles, many metropolitan areas no longer want their leaders to vie for these opportunities.
Black lives in Brazil are devalued and subject to violence on a horrific scale.
Pioneering chefs from Bolivia to Brazil are stepping out of the kitchen and into public service. The 'social gastronomy' movement uses food to create jobs, prevent violence and boost economies.
Race has long been a taboo subject in Brazil. With the March 14 killing of the black Rio politician Marielle Franco, any myth of the country as a 'racial democracy' has been broken wide open.
Kenya must establish policies to tackle dengue fever and chikungunya, like it did for malaria.
How did Brazil's wildly popular former president Lula become its most famous convict? Here's what you need to know.
A mythical Amazonia of lost tribes or lost cities is easy to challenge on a factual basis, but such objections appear rather feeble in the face of the power of cliché.
Water is one of our most precious resources, yet it's in danger. World Water Day reminds us of the need to develop policies and governance to avoid squandering water.
Three researchers studied the "crop raiders" of the Brazilian rainforest in the hope of aiding both local farmers and wildlife conservation.