In the early hours of Sunday, June 12, 2016, the world woke up to the gruesome news of the worst mass shooting in US history. A lone gunman walked into a gay nightclub in Orlando killing 49 people and injuring 53 more. He himself was shot and killed by a rescue SWAT team.
- Thursday, 19 May 2016 16:04
- Sarah Bracking
Plastic waste rushed down KwaZulu-Natal's rivers and out to sea. When Citigroup talked of the 100 trillion in stranded fossil fuel assets that they feared from a "successful" Paris negotiation in August 2015, the poor were busy adapting to fossil fuels, their by-products, and climate change with a mountain of stranded plastic.
- Monday, 02 May 2016 16:54
- Patrick Smith
A menacingly authoritarian triumvirate think that it's their turn. Canny, malign and experts in the politics of fear, the US's Donald Trump, France's Marine Le Pen and Russia's Vladimir Putin believe history is on their side.
- Friday, 15 April 2016 15:22
- Kingsley Ighobor
Lagos, Nigeria's populous megacity, is transforming from the chaos of traffic congestion, rickety buses and pickpockets. Massive infrastructural development and efficient social services are changing the city's image.
- Wednesday, 06 April 2016 11:15
- Tolu Ogunlesi, Journalist and Lagos resident
Two decades ago, Lagos was a byword for urban neglect – not only the longstanding, big-picture brand of neglect that starves a city of roads, bridges and housing in the face of an exploding population but also the everyday, granular form that overwhelms it with undisturbed garbage and human roadkill.