South Africa

South Africans, media held hostage by Zuma indecision

The last 48 hours have been extraordinary, even by South African standards as country waits for Zuma to step down.


Olympics: How Scotland made curling a British success

The strange yet mesmerising game on ice has been a successful Olympic sport for decades for Britain.


The plight of Nepal's migrant workers

With Nepal's unemployment rate at 40 percent, many young men and women say their only option is to find work abroad.


Icebound no more: Is Northwest Passage a game-changer?

Melting sea ice makes it possible for many more ships to cross Northwest Passage without help of an icebreaker.


Will Thailand build a 100km canal?

First envisioned in 1677, proposals for a Thai canal linking the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea are back on the agenda.

Social media

Facebook, Russian trolls and the new era of information warfare

The use of social media to influence the 2016 US presidential race and other recent elections has revealed new threats these platforms pose for democracy.