Saddled with a repressive government that cuts their wages in the name of austerity, Iraq's Kurds are demanding something better.
President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Pentagon on January 18, 2018.
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Not a day passes without fresh speculation about the possible impeachment of Donald Trump, but history indicates that – barring a dramatic turn of events – he is likely to serve out his first term.
South Africa faces many economic challenges.
South Africa's President, Cyril Ramaphosa, needs to quickly address key challenges to restart the economy.
Families clashed with security forces outside the police station in Valencia, Venezuela, where nearly 70 prisoners died in a March 28 fire.
AP Photo/Juan Carlos Hernandez
After a fire killed 66 inmates at a Venezuelan jail in March, news stories portrayed the country's prisons as lawless. The real backstory of this deadly riot is more complex — and maybe a bit scarier.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma stands accused of racketeering, fraud, money laundering and corruption.
South Africans expect former president Zuma him to take responsibility and remedy his undemocratic and unconstitutional behaviour.
Chief Nyalala Pilane of Bakgatla-ba-Kgafela has been accused of corruption regarding mining royalties.
The Star/Simphiwe Mbokaz
Some communities on South Africa's Platinum Belt have received substantial mining revenues, but these are controlled by chiefs.
The story began when police discovered the bodies of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancé – both had been shot dead.
South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, is on a mission to rebuild a battered party and state.
South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has done well so far but more challenges relating to reigniting the economy lie ahead.
Protester mocking President al-Sisi.
Public disaffection in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries betrays deep-seated tensions beneath the surface.
South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma’s proposed prosecution is a welcome reaffirmation of the principle that all are equal before the law.
South Africa needs to harness the small business sector to jump-start its economy.
Trapped in low growth trajectory, South Africa needs to boost small business development.
Journalists quiz former South African president Jacob Zuma. Relentless pressure led to his resignation.
South African investigative journalists and civil society played a crucial role in bringing a country in the clutches of patronage networks back from the brink.
Young people are the mirror image of the adult world around them.
Some young East Africans believe that there is nothing wrong with corruption -- except in Rwanda.
Corruption has played havoc with Nigeria’s economy.
Corruption has gotten so bad in Nigeria that animals are getting in on the act.
Flooding is a common hazard in Nezahualcoyotl, a Mexican city just outside the nation’s capital.
AP Photos/Eduardo Verdugo
In many Mexican cities, water is treated as a political bargaining chip – a favor that public officials can trade for votes, bribes or power.
Nhlanhla Nene and Pravin Gordhan were both fired by former South African President Jacob Zuma.
The way South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa has constituted his cabinet reflects the distribution of power within the governing ANC.
Xi Jinping is now ruling without term limits. That's bad news for corrupt officials – and perhaps for the Chinese people.
South Africa's governing party, the African National Congress, poses a danger to democracy by continuiing to blur the lines between the state and the party.
London’s financial district at night.
The London Interbank Offered Rates is one of the world's key financial tools, but the 2008 rigging scandal has led to calls for its being phased out. Can we find better ways of building the LIBOR rate?
South African finance minister Malusi Gigaba could have done better in his 2018 budget speech.
South Africa's 2018 budget does not go far enough. Perhaps finance minister, Malusi Gigaba was caught up in the euphoria of the widely welcomed state of the nation address by Cyril Ramaphosa.