Drug deaths in Scotland are now among the highest in Europe. What can be done?
Authenticité survives in the present generation of Congolese musicians like Fally Ipupa (with the red vest).
For many of contemporary Congolese musicians the idea of authenticité was seen as a positive one at a certain level, even though Mobutu abused Congo culture to build his own personality cult.
A dubious deal with the Trumps has sparked criticism of the World Bank, but attention should be focused elsewhere.
Piece of mind.
Your guide to when to pay attention to them and when to beware.
Stocks displayed at the Nigerian Stock Exchange in Lagos.
Evidence suggests a strong relationship between sustainability and the global competitiveness of a country. Nigerian businesses need to embrace it in order to thrive.
Increases in tobacco taxes hurt low-income smokers, who are already stigmatised.
Tobacco tax increases in Australia that will see a packet of cigarettes costing A$40 may discourage smoking, but will end up having unintended consequences for poorer smokers, new research shows.
A fast-paced soccer game in Zambia.
Getting involved in sports-based projects offers young Zambians a sense of community and helps them to build new support systems.
The lives of young non-Muslims are being shaped by Islamophobia in public and private spaces.
US President Donald Trump stamped his inaugural speech with the promise of ‘America First’ – a slogan with an ominous past.
Rhodesia's white supremacists appealed to the white electorate by taking a stand against African liberation. Similarly, Donald Trump appealed to white Americans who feel overwhelmed by globalisation.
It’s shite getting older.
No cultural milestone this time around, but some memorable moments on ageing.
In celebration of academic books.
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I like you, but won't 'like' you.
Parents invest less in each child beyond their first born, and it has a lasting impact.
Birth order is blamed for many social ills, often with little evidence. But being first-born does offer some developmental advantages -- and results of a new study point the finger at parents.
But can you understand it?
Family Court judge Peter Jackson has been widely praised for rendering his judgement in simple English.
People walk through the London Stock Exchange lobby. Will the excesses of big business become more prominent in post-Brexit UK?
The UK's free market orientation and its strong tendency towards short-termism and impatient capital could have significant adverse effects on the economy in the long run.
If Brexiters thought that making new international tariff deals and joining the WTO would be a cakewalk, they're in for a shock.
First minister Nicola Sturgeon and deputy John Swinney.
Scotland remains sick man of Europe despite devolution. Here's what is going wrong.
Who cares wins – or do they?
The raw ingredients that courses recruiting student nurses should look for are still a matter of debate.
MTN Nigeria has been hit with a giant fine for failing to comply with the country’s regulations.
Nigeria has imposed massive fines on two large multinational corporations. The fines have one thing in common – the seeming lackadaisical attitude to regulation and regulators.
Congo’s most famous musician Papa Wemba, performing at a concert in Kinshasa in 2004.
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Popular African musician Papa Wemba, who died recently, has been close to the heartbeat of the continent's music. His influence will continue long after his death.