There are two histories of dagga in South Africa - the one of criminalising it and the other of the state trying to make money off it.
Opium played a fascinating role in southern African colonial politics, conﬂict and social change - from the poppy fields of Mozambique to the early days of Johannesburg city.
From colonial poppy fields to pharmatrash, southern Africa offers a fascinating history of drug regimes – one that helps us make sense of drug policies and legislation today.
As the UK sets up post-Brexit trade deals with Commonwealth countries, it should be mindful of history.
Christianity has grown at a rapid rate in China. The Catholic church, however, is split into an official one and an 'underground' one. A scholar explains how better relations with Vatican could help.