AJ Impact

Protecting workers from rising heat collides with virus measures

This summer, restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 could stop cooling centres opening in dangerous heatwaves.

Protecting workers from rising heat collides with virus measures

AJ Impact

Isle revival? Communist-run Cuba loosens grip on small businesses

Cuba wants to jump start a state-dominated economy hit hard by Venezuela's implosion, US sanctions and a pandemic.

Isle revival? Communist-run Cuba loosens grip on small businesses

AJ Impact

Lebanon's electricity problems are poised to become much worse

Delinquent payments and a lack of hard currency to buy fuel oil for state power plants could trigger more outages.

 Lebanon's electricity problems are poised to become much worse

AJ Impact

Family planning: Billions of dollars saved by contraception

Developing world could save $16bn a year in postnatal healthcare by reducing unwanted pregnancies, new report says.

Family planning: Billions of dollars saved by contraception

Between Us

Journey to the US-Mexico border

'Kilometre after kilometre, young and old, men and women, they keep on trudging … '

Opinion

For the past 50 years, hard work has brought the poor nothing

Yet we praise meritocracy as though it were a god and blame the poor for being poor.

John Metta

by John Metta

John Metta

AJ IMPACT

Lebanon's future goes dark

The Lebanese are no strangers to handling crisis, but this one could be the biggest since the civil war.

Lebanon's future goes dark

Witness

Havana, from on High: Secret Rooftops of the Cuban Capital

Cubans with homes on the rooftops of Havana reflect on their lives and hopes for their future in the colourful city.

AJ Impact

The UN wants to see cash transfers go global to fight coronavirus

UNDP says temporary, unconditional basic income could help 2.7 billion living in poverty - and stem COVID-19's spread.

The UN wants to see cash transfers go global to fight coronavirus

Yemen

UN agencies warn of more food shortages in war-torn Yemen

Number of people facing high levels of acute food insecurity expected to rise to 3.2 million in Yemen's south.

UN agencies warn of more food shortages in war-torn Yemen

AJ Impact

From loan sharks to drug fortune: S Korean reaps virus rewards

Celltrion Inc's founder has seen his net worth swell to $10bn as his company develops a potential coronavirus treatment.

From loan sharks to drug fortune: S Korean reaps virus rewards

AJ Impact

What North Korea's unfinished hospital says about its economy

Kim Jong Un reportedly rebuked officials over slow construction of a key economic project, showing effect of sanctions.

What North Korea's unfinished hospital says about its economy

Inside Story

Has the new world order failed?

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres argues that inequality starts at the top and calls for a new global deal.

The Stream

Is Sudan still on the path to democracy?

Transitional government passes reforms but faces challenge to ensure a range of voices is heard.

Is Sudan still on the path to democracy?

Poverty & Development

Locked down between poverty and internet deprivation in Botswana

In the village of Gobojango in rural Botswana, students struggle to keep up with the demands of modern education.

Locked down between poverty and internet deprivation in Botswana