A controversial extradition law has been suspended in Hong Kong after more than a week of mass public resistance. Hong Kong's legal system is one of its few remaining areas of autonomy from China.
Displaced by the terrorist insurgency in Northeast Nigeria, refugees aren't wallowing in self-pity. They're mobilising whatever resources they can to rebuild livelihoods.
Borders are porous between North Kivu province of the DRC and neighbouring countries, so the potential for spread is highly likely.
Hong Kong’s protesters are galvanised by their cause, but whether they can sustain their momentum and bring about real change remains to be seen.
There's a lack of locally relevant knowledge to prevent and control non-communicable diseases in African countries.
Ebola is difficult to contain because of human social and behavioural factors. But it can be if 100% of the infected people's contacts are identified and monitored.
A showdown with Iran showdown over some oil tanker attacks in the Persian Gulf could push the US into its next Mideast war, writes a scholar of military aggression.
Researchers around the world are working hard to find a vaccine that is safe and effective.
Addressing HIV stigma through utilising the Acholi’s own local cultural system is an empowering process that will position the role of the elders back into the community.
When the establishment retains some leverage over reformers change can be slow, superficial, and short-lived. Sudan appears to be a textbook case of this scenario.
The team found evidence of about 50 lions that had been injured or killed by porcupines since the 17th century.
June 12 is widely regarded as the most important day in Nigeria's post-independence poltiical history
History shows that when government elites believe that there is a risk that they may lose control of the capital, they escalate targeted violence against civilians.
Studies show that West Africa's critically endangered chimpanzees are finding ways of adapting to their rapidly changing habitat, but they still remain highly at risk.
In spite of noble promises in their constitutions, many countries have a very restrictive approach to demonstrations.
Recent deaths and climate breakdown are leaving more and more bodies on Everest. A new way forward is needed to recover the mortal remains of climbers with dignity and respect.
For years, women footballers have resorted to everything from strikes to lawsuits to fight for gender equity. Why is it taking so long to close the pay gap?
A weakened central power makes it easier for violent groups - like highway bandits, local militias and armed bands of jihadists - to emerge and thrive.
The killing of protesters by the Sudanese military signifies its reluctance to hand over power, as demanded by the African Union.
Overcrowding and inexperience is proving a dangerous combination on the world's highest peaks. Is it time to introduce controls on who can climb them?