Recent urban disasters in Ethiopia and Mozambique resulted in high female mortality, which was been largely ignored.
Putin and Trump both invoke a kind of religion that emphasises a past golden age, rather than shared practices of church attendance and piety.
Swedish researcher Andreas Johansson interviewed 30 members of a Japanese Yakuza clan in 2015.
Coalition forces are careful about how they report civilian deaths. And we think war is painless, as a result.
Individually rational actions can lead to collectively undesirable outcomes. Rethinking our individual moral obligations as forming part of a collective pattern of action can lead to positive change.
Innovation in small-scale solar systems and mobile money systems is giving people in sub-Saharan Africa access to electricity at a lower cost than diesel or kerosene.
On March 11, 2011, a nuclear disaster struck Japan. Translated testimony by the power plant's manager reveals how close the world came to a greater catastrophe -- and how much there is to be learned.
Nairobi's new governor should learn from the mistakes of the past
Ethiopia's recent upheavals could potentially destabilise the entire Horn of Africa.
Laptops have introduced the children of Nosy Komba in Madagascar to previously inaccessible tools.
While it is true that the poorest residents of the city are not connected to the piped water network, neither are the richest. Then what causes water inequalities?
As the governor of China's central bank oversees the stability of the world’s second largest economy, this leadership change is one the global economy is watching closely.
Not everyone can escape to the ocean's depths to avoid the Trump presidency, but we can escape to the movies. 'The Shape of Water' reminds audiences of the humanity of those who are marginalized.
Stigma about black or African hair reflects deep-seated politics around race and history.
A deal brokered by Ethiopia to develop the port at Berbera will have a ripple effect across the Horn of Africa.
Kenya spends millions treating women who have complications after unsafe abortions.
If Americans remember My Lai, they likely know that something awful happened there. On this 50th anniversary, it is worth recalling the grotesque details, in the hope of preventing a future My Lai.
The British PM says Russia is probably responsible for the attack on Sergei Skripal. But getting definitive proof could mean compromising British intelligence work.
The reaction of much Russian media to the Russian spy attack highlights the paucity of different viewpoints available in Russian.
Three researchers studied the "crop raiders" of the Brazilian rainforest in the hope of aiding both local farmers and wildlife conservation.