Full story - January 01, 2019
Side profile of Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji.
"Lionheart" marked Netflix's first original film from Nigeria and the beginning of a new era in the relationship between Netflix and Nollywood.
Full story - December 21, 2018
US Capitol building is seen reflected in a puddle at sunrise on the day of the US midterm election
Beyond the individual workers and families affected, could a short or lengthy shutdown affect the broader US economy as well?
Full story - December 20, 2018
Red poppies in green grass under a blue sky.
Once a human conflict has ended, the return of nature to barren landscapes becomes a potent symbol of peace.
Full story - December 20, 2018
Police in riot gear lift a red tape to enter a crime scene
In a study of 90 political groups, those who used terrorism achieved their goals less than those who used other tactics.
Full story - December 18, 2018
a man climbs a pile of garbage
“It’s really concerning that so little plastic has ever been recycled and, as a result, so much plastic waste has leached out into the world’s environment. It’s a great, growing and genuinely world problem,” said RSS president, Sir David Spiegelhalter.
Full story - December 18, 2018
Mother with her son, holding a US flag, waits in line for food.
Refugees and asylum-seekers from poor countries to the US border are often attributed, incorrectly, to domestic unrest in a far-off nation. But migration is largely the result of global phenomena like colonialism, climate change and trade.
Full story - December 17, 2018
A priest stands over a pale white body on a bed surrounded by demon heads.
The battle against demons has been an important way that Christians have understood their faith and the world.
Full story - December 14, 2018
A sea of red flags wave as Yemeni Houthi protest.
The Houthi movement focuses on defending and reviving Zaydi religion and culture, an ancient branch of the Shiite Muslim tradition.
Full story - December 13, 2018
Jimmy Carter sitting down with several women standing behind him
Over nine decades, efforts to amend the US Constitution to recognize women’s rights have faced major challenges. Congress finally passed the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972. The amendment would recognize women’s equal rights to men under the law. But it still hasn't been ratified in all 50 states.
Full story - December 12, 2018
an illustration of a dinosaur
Five important moments in paleontology you may have missed during 2018, and what they mean — particularly for Africa and its place in the story of human origins.