The Earth versus capitalism

Unfortunately, as of Earth Day 2017, capitalism is winning the war it has been waging against the planet.

by Belen Fernandez

Counting the Cost

A growing world economy: Clear skies ahead?

What's behind the bounce back for the global GDP? Plus, what does the snap UK election mean for its economy?

Business & Economy

Emirates president: US flight cut 'not permanent'

Airline's president says decision to cut 25 of the 126 weekly flights a temporary measure because of fall in demand.


Why some Venezuelans have turned to bitcoin mining

In crisis-ridden Venezuela, mining this digital currency is providing a lifeline but comes with the risk of arrest.

Business & Economy

Auntie Ocloo: A Ghanaian celebrated globally

Founder of Nkulenu Industries, Ocloo started her business with less than a dollar and grew into a global inspiration.

Business & Economy

Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya arrested in London

Co-owner of F1 team Force India, who fled India in 2016, granted bail before extradition hearing in the UK.

Latin America

Brazil corruption probe: Football stadiums under scrutiny

Brazil's biggest ever corruption inquiry has now turned its attention to the country's beloved football stadiums.

Counting the Cost

How close is Venezuela to the brink of total collapse?

An ongoing economic crisis in Venezuela has largely affected the population's access to food and medicine.

Talk to Al Jazeera

Barcelona's mayor: The city is losing its identity

Barcelona's first female mayor discusses her controversial 'anti-tourism' policies.


UNICEF: Greece has highest child poverty rate in EU

One in four children in Greece are living in poverty, according to UNICEF, making it one of the highest rates of child poverty in the EU. The latest report by the UNICEF shows a dramatic deterioration in living conditions for Greek kids.


Africa's natural resources: From curse to a blessing

It's time for Africa's leaders to address the problems that hinder the development of the continent's natural resources.

by Daniel Bekele

Middle East

Gaza's public workers face salary cuts

Tens of thousands of Palestinian public employees in the Hamas-governed Gaza Strip are facing a nearly one-third cut in their salaries.

Asia Pacific

Japan's Toshiba under threat after $4.8bn loss

The survival of Japanese conglomerate Toshiba is under threat after it posted a loss of $4.8bn for most of last year. The electronics and construction conglomerate has also warned it may lose more than $8bn this year.

Latin America

Ecuador’s cocoa farmers making fair trade chocolate

The indigenous people of the western Amazon have been harvesting jungle crops since before the first Europeans arrived, long before Ecuador became a country. They know their crops but have rarely received a fair price for them.


What can Ghana teach South Africa about neocolonialism?

On how the man who coined the term "neocolonialism" fell victim to it and how not to repeat his mistakes.

by Brian Kamanzi