Indonesia has permanently banned new clearing of primary forest and peatland. Here are three benefits of the policy.
Do African decision-makers and leaders approach crises differently from counterparts elsewhere in the world?
The Indonesian government should improve transparency and public access to land-use data, make the ban on new plantations on primary forests permanent, and give communities access to forests.
The Ministry of Environment and Forestry insists the air quality is still "moderate with no health effect". Other data show the city's air is filthy.
Forest communities have seen little or no change in improving livelihoods and stopping deforestation.
South African voters are worried about how their country is being run. Most still support the ANC but in far fewer numbers.
Truth and trust are in short supply in Western democracies. It's imperative our political leaders end the constant bickering and sideshows and restore public confidence in good governance.
Free university education and land redistribution without compensation have far-reaching implications for South Africa's economy, and requires exceptional leadership.
Does corruption means the same for everyone? Some social researchers argue that corruption is a social construct shaped by Western anti-corruption elites.
There's something in the old adage, 'there's no place like home'.
Most African leaders have done little to improve the welfare of their people. Despite political parties different ideologies nothing really changes when governments change.
Demonstrations in sub-Saharan Africa have not been met with the same the praise that was poured on the Arab Spring uprisings.
Could Trump bring a new, unifying approach to negotiating to Washington? His outsider status may present an opportunity to mend fences, says an expert in governance.