As BBC Focus on Africa marks its 60th anniversary, one of its former deputy editors, Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene, looks back at her time with the radio programme, how its journalism changed and how it helped shape the continent. I joined Focus on Africa in September 1986. I left the […]

Jayne, Emily and Laura have one thing in common – they all have scars. Aimee, for her part, has flare-ups of psoriasis that can leave her face covered in red patches. But all four have come to feel comfortable in their own skin. ‘My legs looked like I’d come straight […]

New Zealand has reported 14 new Covid-19 cases a day after its biggest city, Auckland, went back into lockdown. The detection of four new infected family members earlier this week shocked a country that had recorded no locally transmitted cases for more than three months. Of the new cases, 13 […]

Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Belarus for a rally by the president’s election rival, despite an escalating crackdown on the opposition. More than 60,000 people demonstrated in the capital, Minsk, according to one human rights group, Viasna. The rally was organised by Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who is standing […]

American video-sharing app Triller wanted to formally launch in India with a “splash” by the end of this year. But months before the planned launch, the company has already tasted unprecedented success in the world’s second-largest internet market. After the Indian government banned the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok on June 29 over data […]

FROM OUR OBSESSION The Third Age of TV First came broadcast, then cable, now streaming. Netflix is being exceedingly transparent about its desire to make the next big cinematic universe. “We’re definitely focused on creating franchises,” co-CEO Reed Hastings said on a call with investors last week. Not long after […]

Member exclusive by Nicolás Rivero Companies increasingly rely on artificial intelligence to automate crucial tasks. Machines with brains work alongside humans in warehouses, make recommendations about who should get credit, triage patients seeking care, and analyze dizzying quantities of financial data. Lately, corporate boards have begun to worry about the ethical ramifications of turning so […]

As US unemployment numbers hover at previously unimaginable heights, the reverberations following George Floyd’s death compel us to reckon with America’s stark economic inequality. And so, for the first time, companies are making a concerted effort to identify where covert racism lurks in their corridors. Here is one suggestion: Start by looking […]