There's so much wrong with Kelvin MacKenzie's idea for a "Southern Party" that it's hard to know where to start.
Ahead of the ANC conference, where the country's next president will likely be anointed, Martin Plaut examines the internal divisions plaguing the party.
By dismantling educational infrastructure at such a speed, Gove is ensuring that his successors as Education Secretary will struggle to reverse what he's done.
We need to talk openly about dying.
Turkey's prime minister Recep Erdogan announced this week that the headscarf ban will be partially lifted.
A dialogue between Archbishop Rowan Williams and Michel Sidibé of UNAIDS for World Aids Day.
Beyond the celebrities and politicians, there are ordinary people who often find themselves in the glare of the media through no fault of their own.
French anti-veil laws are steeped in racism and have opened the door to abuse against Muslims.
The fans of these old games are older now too, and they expect to find something of what they liked about the franchise in the first place.
No industry should be so unaccountable that it can ride rough shod over people’s lives.
There's no excuse for anti-Semitic abuse in football, says David Rosenberg, but can offensive slurs ever be reclaimed?
How could something so bland and corporate ever compete with the muzzein-like call of the friendly chai-wallah?
Without US support, UN peacekeepers played a passive role.
Cotton farming has such narrow margins that finding cash to hold a family together can prove too much.
Phil Burton-Cartledge has crunched the numbers on the political persuasions of the guests on the BBC's flagship politics programme.
Is it the role of science to be brave and pick a side, or just to ask the searching questions?
Ingrained misogyny within sections of the British Pakistani community cannot be defended, but we all have to take collective responsibility for child sex exploitation.
The idea that there should be a special place within our constitution for one particular religious outlook is increasingly anachronistic.
Developing education should be a priority.
The diversity of views that has developed has been temporarily obscured by Operation Pillar of Defence.
As western powers cut back their spending on international broadcasting, China launches an offensive to win the continent's hearts and minds.
A growing number of women in Africa are attaining positions of power and influence.
There must be a limit, though, to how long bombs, bullets, and barbed wire can contain Gaza.
Proportionality is not the same thing as symmetry. Israel must counter the developing threat from Hamas.
Bel Trew and Nada El-Kouney report from the civilian convoy that travelled into the violence in solidarity.
A vocal minority is attempting to influence the political mandate on sexual health.
Undue focus on "scrounging" is draining public support for welfare at a time when a proper safety net is desperately needed by millions of vulnerable people.
An age-old profession is getting a new lease of life as the super-rich demand their very own Jeeves.
Why are women still expected to look a certain way?