Greek Tragedy | by Nick Dearden

Everyday the same news – Greece lurches nearer to a default, the financial markets panic, and governments come up with a few more euros or some soothing words to calm them for a few hours. The meltdown has been put off for another day.Almost every commentator accepts...

Africa: escaping the slums | by Jean-Christophe Servant

Africa, the least urbanised continent, still has the highest urban growth rate, nearly 7% per year; 40% of Africans now live in towns, compared with 3% in 1900. By 2030 there will be 760 million Africans, and if current trends continue, more than 70% will live in...

Tutu speaks on Marikana massacre | Desmond Tutu

A wife of a Lonmin mine worker who was arrested after the bloodbath that occured last week protests outside the Garankuwa Magistrate Court where her partner was making his first appearance. Picture: Stringer Unhealed wounds and divisions from South Africa’s past...