Iran

New mobile apps are shaping Iran's civil society

Iranian rights activists are creating hi-tech solutions to promote civil liberties, despite frequent internet shutdowns.

New mobile apps are shaping Iran's civil society

Internet

Internet Health Report 2018: The threats faced by online users

New report focuses on privacy and security, openness, digital inclusion, web literacy and decentralisation.

Internet Health Report 2018: The threats faced by online users

Science & Technology

Building Wakanda: Africa's search for the next Einstein

Africa's top scientists gather in the Rwandan capital of Kigali to focus on the future of science in the continent.

Building Wakanda: Africa's search for the next Einstein

Science

The Scientific African launched to increase research output

Currently, only two percent of all global scientific research comes from Africa.

The Scientific African launched to increase research output

Togo

Togo government and opposition to hold crisis talks

High hopes on talks scheduled to begin on Thursday between President Gnassingbe's government and opposition parties.

Togo government and opposition to hold crisis talks

Yemen

Yemen conflict: Who controls what

Nearly three years after seizing the capital, Sanaa, the Houthis have consolidated their grip over large parts of Yemen.

Yemen conflict: Who controls what

Internet

Rising internet shutdowns aimed at 'silencing dissent'

Governments around the world are increasingly cutting off internet access in the wake of people's protests.

Rising internet shutdowns aimed at 'silencing dissent'

Cameroon

Cameroon internet shutdowns cost Anglophones millions

In an attempt to quell criticism, the government of Cameroon continues to shut down social media and messaging apps.

Cameroon internet shutdowns cost Anglophones millions

Environment

China ban on domestic ivory sales comes into force

Wildlife activists hail development as a major milestone in the history of elephant conservation.

China ban on domestic ivory sales comes into force

Science & Technology

EU plans to restrict export of 'dual-use' spy tech

Changes will increase transparency around the export of technologies used for both civil and military purposes.

EU plans to restrict export of 'dual-use' spy tech

Human Rights

Dutch police officer 'may wear headscarf with uniform'

Dutch Human Rights Commission rules that Sarah Izat should be allowed to wear a headscarf with her uniform.

Dutch police officer 'may wear headscarf with uniform'

Refugees

Refugees in limbo as Manus detention centre shuts

More than 600 refugees will be moved out of the detention camp after PNG Supreme Court ordered the centre to be shut.

Refugees in limbo as Manus detention centre shuts