International

Fighting Hunger and Obesity in Africa

By Tim Wainwright London — I started work this morning feeling disillusioned. A report had hit my desk that painted a very bleak picture of...

South Africa: Threats Against Jacques Pauw’s Book Signify Zuma’s Increasing Desperation

From the moment it became clear the ANC's leadership race was going to be between Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramphosa, it...

South Africa: Protecting the Precious Philippi Aquifer

By Maryatta Wegerif Visiting Johan Terblanche's Farm in the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) is like landing in a huge vegetable basket. There's food everywhere. At...

Malaria Campaign Saving Young Lives in Nigeria

Following an 8-year conflict in north-eastern Nigeria, two-thirds of health facilities have been completely or partially destroyed leaving some 3.7 million internally displaced persons...

Somali Troops End Hotel Siege, 23 Dead as Wave of Violence Continues

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somali security forces have ended a night-long siege at a Mogadishu hotel by five extremist attackers who stormed the building after...