Maternal health

Saving the traditional midwife in Guatemala

For centuries midwives in rural Guatemala have played a key role in delivering babies despite the numerous challenges.

Saving the traditional midwife in Guatemala

South Africa

Why the shack dwellers' movement poses a threat to the ANC

S'bu Zikode leads a shack dwellers' movement and says city officials crack down on those who highlight a housing crisis.

 Why the shack dwellers' movement poses a threat to the ANC

The Listening Post

Social media: The new battleground in Brazil's election

Bypassing traditional media, Brazil's far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro has taken his campaign online.

Venezuela

Venezuela forms Migration Force to patrol its borders

At least a million Venezuelans have fled amid ongoing crises which President Maduro blames on an 'economic war'.

Venezuela forms Migration Force as thousands continue fleeing

Rwanda

Politics of second-hand clothes: A debate on 'dignity'

Rwandan traders selling used clothes suffer as the government taxes used imports, but local designers welcome the move.

The politics of second-hand clothes: A debate over 'dignity'

Al Jazeera World

The Widows' Sanctuary in Lebanon

The story of a refuge that is reserved purely for widows who are unable to support themselves financially.

Counting the Cost

Oil-rich but powerless: Who can solve Iraq's electricity crisis?

What's behind the lack of power and water in the oil-rich economy? A look at challenges facing Iraq's next government.

India

At risk of death and paid a pittance: India's sewer cleaners

At least 221 people have died since 2017 despite a ban on 'manual scavenging', with salaries of less than $200 a month.

At risk of death and paid a pittance: India's sewer cleaners

Opinion

To solve Africa's problems, give women a chance

Turkey has focused its development efforts in Africa on women's empowerment.

Emine Erdogan

by Emine Erdogan

Emine Erdogan

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ebola outreach work halted as DRC attack toll hits 21

Aid agencies say they were forced to stop their activities after a rebel attack in Beni on Saturday.

Ebola outreach work halted as DR Congo attack toll hits 21

Ethiopia

'They believe I was cursed with blindness because God was angry'

Girls with disabilities in Ethiopia have been sexually assaulted and are feared for being under the spell of witchcraft.

'They believe I was cursed with blindness because God was angry'

Asia

Outpouring of support in India for grieving son of sewer cleaner

Twitter users react with anger and compassion after death of another 'manual scavenger', raising $70,000 for his family.

Outpouring of support in India for grieving son of sewer cleaner

Counting the Cost

Remembering the global financial crisis, 10 years on

What have we learned 10 years after Wall Street's Lehman Brothers bank collapsed?

The Listening Post

Lessons from the crash: Media and the 2008 financial crisis

A decade on from the 2008 global financial crisis. Plus, Twitter bots manipulate online debates on Iran.

Latin America

Indigenous communities crippled in Argentina amid economic crisis

The crises is affecting the poor in every possible way, and while the government tries to contain the impact, for some it is already too late.