Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has created a peace ministry but that may not be enough to stabilize the East African state.
A study of the mobility of poverty, or the movement of people in and out of poverty over time, provides a much more accurate picture.
After declining for nearly a decade, the number of hungry people in the world is growing again. Climate change, which is disrupting weather patterns that farmers rely on, is a major cause.
The recent arrest of Durham PhD student, Matthew Hedges has exposed the UAE’s limits on academic freedom.
Last month's earthquake in Sulawesi, Indonesia was large, but not huge. It was the aftereffects that made it so devastating.
The damage done during the preceding decade will have a negative effect on South Africa's public finances and the economy for some time to come.
South African editors and journalists failed in their ethical contract with society.
Polio can be circulating through a community long before anyone is paralyzed. Monitoring sewage for the virus lets public health officials short-circuit this 'silent transmission.'
Trump claimed that 'we would be punishing ourselves' by using US arms sales to Saudi Arabia as a bargaining chip over the disappearance of Khashoggi. A look at the arms trade shows why he's wrong.
An Ig Nobel Prize-winning study suggests we need to rethink why imitation evolved.
A movement built on inequality can also perpetuate that same inequality.
Outbreaks of zoonotic diseases call for a collaborative approach to surveillance.
Work to preserve the country's heritage is already happening.
Efforts to claim compensation for Indonesian minors who were caught manning boats that smuggled asylum seekers to Australia may end up failing if the Australian government continues to resist.
We cannot end TB with century-old technologies and poor quality care. It is time to reinvent the way we are managing TB, and overcome our collective failures of the imagination.
Slavery still exists and it happens in plain sight.
If you have to devote hours a day to collecting water, you miss out on education, a social life and other human rights.
Turning prisons into a market opportunity could open them up to corruption.
With the Syrian conflict right on its borders, and Russia and Iran increasingly shaping the region's politics, Turkey is becoming beholden to NATO's enemies.
Two decades ago, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was arrested in London, putting human rights abuses in the limelight.