It is now legal in England to isolate people against their wishes to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Putin's proposed changes to the constitution appear to be limiting the power of the presidency. But his sights are set beyond 2024 when he'll no longer be president.
The voices of young victims in Haiti can now be heard for the first time thanks to a groundbreaking new research project.
The world has no hope of reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement without seriously reducing emissions from agriculture, forestry and land clearing.
With her writing, and her work as a publisher, Morrison brought the African-American experience to the fore in the US and around the world.
Working with bone artefacts from archaeological sites in South Africa's southern Cape region, we've been able to show that some implements might have been used for sound production in the past.
Already heat-stressed countries will see the largest absolute increases in humid-heat and have the least ability to adapt.
The study confirms that dolutegravir is an effective and well-tolerated ARV.
An estimated 500,000 Rohingya children, refugees from Myanmar, are growing up in Bangladesh in overcrowded camps with no access to formal education.
Johnny Clegg was a prophet, even if the ideal future he prophesied has not yet come to pass.
An examination of the Twitter activity after the Québec mosque murders reveal that the majority showed sympathy towards the victims, but Russian trolls worked to spread antagonism and fake news.
The state in Ghana still justifies taking steps that amount to suppression of the media.
Parliamentarians and party members have held their noses and voted in a man deeply unsuited to lead. Now the British public must live with their choice.
Africa's democracies have grown stronger during a period in which the world is backsliding on democracy.
Pan-African festival marked the emergence of a post-imperial world
The Ebola outbreak in the DRC has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. What does this mean for the outbreak response?
Trump and Zuma seek to sell explanations of their misfortunes to the socially insecure and economically vulnerable. To an alarming extent they succeed.
The IMF has increasingly turned its focus to growing inequality worldwide. Ironically, research shows that policy reforms it mandated exacerbated income inequalities.
African leaders who have sought ICC involvement have all seen the court as being beneficial to the survival of their governments.
The fossil fuel industry depends on massive government support, which makes the public foot the bill for a harmful and uncompetitive industry.