Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
An up-and-coming British politician who said he would enter the race to replace Labour leader Ed Miliband has abruptly withdrawn from the contest.
Britain's Labour opposition is facing a battle for its future direction after a bruising general election defeat, with surviving lawmakers gathering for the first time to assess the damage.
British opposition leader Ed Miliband has announced his resignation as head of his centre-left Labour Party after a crushing defeat in a general election.
Ed Miliband is to resign as Britain's opposition Labour leader after losing a national election to Prime Minister David Cameron, the BBC reports.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has appeared to be heading for a second term in office as an exit poll and early results suggested his Conservative Party would win enough seats to form a minority government.
British Labour leader Ed Miliband says his party has suffered a 'difficult and disappointing night' as the rival Conservatives appeared to be on course for a resounding win in parliamentary elections.
The Conservative Party has fared much better than expected in Britain's parliamentary election, with an exit poll and early returns suggesting that Prime Minister David Cameron would remain in office.
David Cameron's supporters paint him as a principled but pragmatic politician with a huge capacity for quick thinking and grace under pressure.
Britain will go to the polls in the closest general election for a generation - but voters may have to wait days for a new government as politicians battle to take power.
Britain's political leaders have criss-crossed the country in a frenetic last dash to convert undecided voters, with less than 48 hours to go until an election likely to produce no outright winner.
Four British politicians are in the race to replace Labour leader Ed Miliband, who resigned last week following the party's election defeat.
The UK election winners include Prime Minister David Cameron, the Scottish National Party and a 20-year-old; the losers are Cameron's three main political rivals
Labour leader Ed Miliband plans to resign following his party's poor showing in parliamentary elections, the BBC is quoting sources as saying.
Britain's Liberal Democrats had hoped that entering government for the first time five years ago would recast their image as a party that meant business. Instead, it has brought them to the brink of collapse.
Labour leader Ed Miliband says that his party had suffered a 'very disappointing' night after election results showed it was on track to lose seats and lag far behind Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives.
The Conservative Party has surged to a surprisingly commanding lead in Britain's parliamentary election, with early returns backing an exit poll's prediction that Prime Minister David Cameron would remain in his office.
Britons have voted in the tightest election for decades; one that could cause government gridlock, push the world's fifth-largest economy closer to leaving the European Union and stoke a second attempt by Scotland to break away.
Three issues, the economy, the National Health Service and immigration have dominated the British election. Here's where the candidates stand on the things that matter to voters.
Prime Minister David Cameron pleaded with voters to give him "five more years to secure our economy" as his rival, Ed Miliband, urged them to choose "a Labour government that puts working people first".
The Conservatives and Labour have launched their final push to woo voters ahead of this week’s British general election, as potential kingmaker parties marked out their territory.
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