Last year's Black Panther film presented the inspiring vision of a technologically supreme Africa – but progressive financing is needed to set it moving forward.
By the year 2050, there will be some 9.7 billion people living on Earth, says a UN population report. However, the overall growth rate will continue to fall, and more countries will have ...
The scale of a humanitarian crisis is often expressed in statistics, but it is better measured in the lives and fates of real people.
The head of Oxfam, Winnie Byanyima, apologises for the Haiti sex abuse scandal that rocked the organisation last year and explains what the NGO is doing to ensure it never happens again.
New online disaster mitigation tools make use of modern technology to provide information and support around natural disasters, but not everyone has equal access to these resources.
When Cyclone Idai ripped through the city of Beira and displaced thousands, it was only the latest case of the most deprived picking up the tab for the planet's wealthier citizens.
Sharia principles dictate that Muslims hand out some of their wealth to the poor every year. The huge figures donated annually could be a godsend to global humanitarian efforts.
Activists are targeted by some of the most sophisticated attacks the internet has ever seen – but they are doing pretty well in the fight to defend themselves.
How do we stop digital technologies widening the gap between rich and poor? Writer and policy analyst Nanjira Sambuli explains the role played by civil society in a more inclusive future.
More eyes than ever before are on how rich donors make and invest their money. But this scrutiny can herald a new, more enlightened age of good deeds.
The role of humanitarian assistance is like that of a car battery: it gets the cylinders moving until the sequence of internal explosions in the engine recharges the battery and makes the...
New initiatives are changing the way organizations work and expanding their remit
Taking direct action to put excluded people in education and work will benefit both them and the world economy.
Tech and business may slowly be embracing their social responsibilities – but they have to partner up if they are to fulfil their real potential.
From climate change to weak governance to poor infrastructure, a perfect storm of factors is threatening to unleash violence across the region.