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In our series of letters from African journalists, writer Elizabeth Ohene considers why bodies are not buried for months, sometimes years, in Ghana. This past…View More Why Ghanaians are so slow to bury their dead
There’s a new demand on the left. It’s short, pithy and, for Democratic politicians, fraught with peril. “Abolish Ice”. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Ice,…View More Why ‘Abolish Ice’ is risky for Democrats
A peaceful uprising against the president of Syria almost eight years ago turned into a full-scale civil war. The conflict has left more than 360,000…View More Why is there a war in Syria?
A woman who was molested by her step-dad from the age of six is urging people to educate their children on sexual abuse. Donna-Marie Wright,…View More 'Why I'm teaching my six-year-old about sex abuse'
Australia’s policy on asylum seekers has come under intense scrutiny. The BBC explains why. Does Australia get a lot of asylum seekers? Australia’s humanitarian intake…View More Australia asylum: Why is it controversial?
Zimbabwe’s government has taken the controversial decision to ban local trading in foreign currencies, including the US dollar, with immediate effect. It has also reintroduced…View More Why Zimbabwe has banned foreign currencies
Australian women in politics have had enough. A slew of allegations of sexist bullying and misogyny have emerged in recent years, while at the same…View More Why politics is toxic for Australia’s women
Parts of Europe are scorching as a second heatwave in as many months brings record-breaking high temperatures, prompting governments to issue health alerts urging people…View More Why Europe’s heatwaves may become more frequent
Before humans headed up there, animals were the first living creatures that were sent into space. But India will now become the first nation to…View More Why is India sending robots into space?
Bird attacks on humans are growing more common as people continue to encroach on bird nesting territory, wildlife experts warn. Mary Heiman was walking her…View More Why US bird attacks on humans are on rise