President Emmerson Mnangagwa gains just over 50 percent of the ballots as the ruling party maintains control of the government in the first vote since the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe.
More than a third of India’s electricity supply is at risk from water scarcity, which also threatens urban life in parts of South Africa.
American rivals and enemies may take advantage of Donald Trump’s insult to Africa, the Caribbean and Central America to reduce U.S. leverage and increase their own.
The president said he was only expressing what many people think but won't say about immigrants from economically depressed countries.
Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer sits down with director Bryan Buckley, whose latest film portrays Canadian journalist Jay Bahadur's experience in living with Somali pirates and reporting on their lives. [Transcript added.]
The death toll from the shooting the Al-Rawdah Mosque in the Sinai Peninsula now tops 300, including at least 27 children.
The bloodshed is the latest sign of how three years of fighting in the Sinai Peninsula has been unable to crush an insurgency by an Islamic State affiliate.
You probably noticed that 2015 was pretty weird. But hey, it's a brand new year -- a fresh start, a blank slate, an unwritten script. In 2016, what could possibly go wrong?