South Africans head to the polls in May 2019 but there are challenges.
South Africa's electoral commission's failure to ensure a credible voters' roll threatens to undo its legacy of free and fair elections.
The dinosaur Ledumahadi mafube - reconstructed in this illustration - made headlines in 2018.
Five major finds this year adds to our understanding of evolution and ancient life history.
Ford’s F-150 trucks are more popular when gas costs less.
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Drivers buy less gas when filling the tank burns holes in their wallets.
For two-and-a-half years misstep has followed misstep.
WHO worker administers Ebola vaccination in Mbandaka, DRC.
The UN Security Council's response to the most recent Ebola outbreak has been weak. But what options does it have?
Syrian refugees in Haouch El Nabi in the Bekaa valley, Lebanon.
The intricacies of Lebanese politics mean Syrian refugees continue to be scapegoated.
Cameroonian legend Roger Milla (C) in action against England in the 1990 World Cup.
Cameroon being stripped off hosting the Africa Cup of Nations affects its international reputation and is likely to impact the economy.
Cameroon’s President Paul Biya being sworn in for a seventh consecutive term on the 6th November 2018.
Ordinary people are being deeply affected by the continued violence tearing apart Cameroon.
It might have looked like her only choice, but postponing the vote was the wrong move for a weak prime minister.
These two have failed to come up with a solution to this problem.
We can't agree what the 'will of the people' was in 2016, but these are the representatives they elected in 2017.
At about 21 million strong, nurses make up half of the world’s health workforce.
Well resourced and empowered nurses could help to quickly spread universal health care.
Paris is burning.
The gilets jaunes protests show we need to fight inequality for a just transition to a low-carbon society.
The Bitcoin bubble is perhaps the most extreme speculative bubble since the late 19th century.
From a peak of US$19,783, Bitcoin's value has fallen by 80%. What makes Bitcoin worth anything?
A family of Ahiarmiut, including David Serkoak pictured behind his mother Mary Qahug Miki (centre) at Ennadai Lake in the mid-50s before the Canadian government forcefully relocation them.
Once we understand genocide as something that can take awhile, with victims dying of starvation and disease rather than outright murder, we can recognize the genocide of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Drones are low cost and easy to operate.
Drones are low cost and easy to operate. They give quality, high resolution outputs, and can be deployed fast and often.
Climate change will affect the nutrition of seaweeds eaten by billions of people around the world.
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Climate change, pollution and illegal fishing by foreign boats is threatening the livelihoods of millions of people.
Under fire, but not without options.
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Without much delay, Facebook and Twitter could make significant changes to limit political manipulation and propaganda. Will they? And will users ask it of the social media giants?
International outrage led to Aung San Suu Kyi falling from grace after Myanmar unleashed violence against the Rohingya.
Human Rights Day might not be a reason for celebrations. But it's a useful reminder of what's been achieved over 70 years.
Joint winners of the Nobel Peace Prize: Nadia Murad (left) with Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege.
The awarding of the Nobel Prize for Peace to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad should strengthen efforts against the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.