Dr. Thirka Alwash made history in 2015 when she became the first female mayor of Baghdad. What improvements has Iraqi capital seen since her election?
Recent news of the Libyan slave trade has sparked outrage - but racism against black Africans in North Africa is nothing new
Since November 21 much of the world has celebrated the fall of another African dictator, Robert Mugabe. But does he still have allies in the Sub-Saharan African region?
Water is a geopolitical asset that gives Turkey influence over its Middle Eastern neighbours - but it also risks sparking further economic and political instability
President Trump has lifted a host of economic sanctions against Sudan which have been in place for twenty years - but who will benefit?
Communists and Catholics in the Indian state of Kerala are forging unlikely partnerships in the face of Prime Minister Modi's Hindu Nationalism
While the US military presence in Afghanistan has been highly unpopular, Russia's is attempting to portray itself as a more positive force in the country
China has been cozying up to Latin America at a time when the US is acting either aggressively or passively. Will Beijing take Washington's place as the regional hegemon?
Cameroon's minority anglophone community is protesting francophone domination in their country - a conflict which has roots in the colonial era