"What we're trying to do is provide the solid data, together with the satellites, that will tell us how the atmosphere is changing"
Head of Ozone Group, Deutscher Wetterdienst
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
The leaders of the so-called Brics nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – are meeting in the Indian beach resort of Goa.
The crisis in South African higher education shows no sign of abating as clashes once again erupt between police and students.
Violent clashes have erupted between students and police officers in South Africa.
Police and students have engaged in running battles at Wits University in Johannesburg.
The veteran anti-apartheid campaigner is backing assisted dying for terminally ill people, which is opposed by his own Anglican church.
Protesters and police clash as demonstrations over tuition fee increases at Wits University escalate.
Tensions were running high at South Africa’s Rhodes University on Wednesday (September 28) as police and students scuffled during a demonstration over tuition…
A surge in elephant and rhino poaching in Africa is the backdrop to the latest meeting of CITES – the UN’s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in…
Rescuers are working to recover a group of illegal miners who became trapped in a South African gold mine last Wednesday (September 7).
A South African court has dismissed an appeal to increase Oscar Pistorius’ six-year murder sentence by state prosecutors.
Prison officials say the former track star denied he tried to commit suicide by cutting his wrists.
Matters have gone from bad to worse for the African National Congress.
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has been dealt a huge blow in municipal elections.
South Africa’s ruling ANC party seems on track for its worst electoral performance in two decades at the helm.
South African are voting with the ruling African National Congress party in fear of losing power for the first time since apartheid ended 22 years ago.
A remarkable take on Verdi’s Macbeth has opened at the Athens Festival.
A Spice Girls remake promotes UN global goals for women
Protesters in South Africa burned buses and trucks, barricaded roads and looted shops in townships in an impoverished district of Pretoria, in a dispute over the ruling party’s candidate for local…
Seen by many as a desperate last bid for leniency for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has removed his prosthetic legs and hobbled in…
Bantu was an educational system designed in 1948 (same year the first white elections were held) primarily to ‘train and fit’ Africans for their role in the newly evolving apartheid society.