On the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens's birth, his biographer Claire Tomalin warned that the great novelist's depiction of injustice in society was still "amazingly relevant."
"The thing doesn't end with salary cuts. It's the uncertainty of what will happen tomorrow, because each day they tell us something new."
Expected rains have failed to arrive for successive seasons in and around Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, causing severe shortages of food and water for millions of people.
Since President Correa took office four years ago, 15.851 billion USD has been invested in public works.
The start of a landmark legal challenge to the rule of King Mswati III has boosted the pro-democracy movement in the tiny southern African state of Swaziland.
World Youth Festival concludes, EU attacks poverty, African migrant workers are barred, Washington is down on dissidents, a Union takes down Wal-Mart, Statistics show social gains.
The world has more than enough wealth to ensure every adult on the planet a significant nest egg - but that doesn't mean people aren't starving.
On August 12, the UN launched the International Year of the Youth, aimed at alleviating the grinding poverty, record joblessness and problems affecting millions of young people across the globe.
The right to clean water, toxic gold mining, biofuel's human toll, measuring India's poverty, good and bad on HIV/AIDS.
Encouraging of football lovers to come to South Africa for the games has opened up a new window into the world.