The motion of no confidence against South Africa's President Jacob Zuma showcased tension at the heart of South Africa’s democracy. Should MPs have the right to vote according to their conscience?
The amendments to South Africa's Money Bills Act don't go far enough - for one, they do not address incoherence in Parliament's oversight of taxes.
The prime minister has suspended the whip from Anne Marie Morris, but she can't be dismissed as an MP for her remarks.
The gender-equity rule in Kenya's constitution offers an opportunity to remedy past wrongs. But the country's parliament is dragging its feet in implementing it.
A motion of no confidence - secret or open - in South Africa's president will be destabilising. There's value in ensuring that such a hefty decision is made openly and with courage of conviction.
France's new En Marche! party is on track to win 400 legislative seats, another victory for the country's young president.
Workplaces stresses and the weight of great expectations take a toll on well-being.
A ruling by a South African court makes it unlikely that the country will see any nuclear development in the foreseeable future.
Wondering how the U.K. government can just decide to dissolve itself and call for a general election? As our expert explains, it's not uncommon.
Politicians should be subject to a penalty regime similar to the far more stringent one that applies to company directors.
Australians are likely to vote for longer parliamentary terms. They want fewer elections and are dissatisfied with politics.
A lot more goes into the making of South Africa's final national budget than many people realise. The process involves extensive legalities designed to ensure public oversight.
Former South Africa's President, Thab Mbeki, has made a remarkable intervention that condemns parliament's failure to act against President Jacob Zuma. But he is eight years too late.
The video which shows South African President Jacob Zuma sleeping in parliament during the 2016 mid term budget is symptomatic of a much larger problem of lack of respect for the public.
A parliamentary committee says all MPs and peers should clear out of the national parliament so that major repairs can take place. But it's not just the building that needs attention.
Unlike most occupations, MPs are not obliged to take part in any education and training programs to prepare them for their role.
Australia is lagging behind other countries in adopting practical measures to achieve gender balance in public decision-making.
As the government hints the marriage equality plebiscite may be delayed until 2017, calls intensify for the parliament to legislate on the issue instead. So what is parliament's role here?
Since 1949, most of Australia's governments received less than half of all primary votes cast, with some as low as 40%.
After a slim victory, how the Coalition works with the crossbench MPs will prove important to the success and stability of the Turnbull government.