Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
Many conservatives in South Korea that have been embracing Donald Trump's hardline approach to North Korea say they support the US President, even after his change of tune at the Singapore summit.
A high-profile North Korean defector has told South Korean lawmakers he fled because of disillusionment with a "tyrannical reign of terror".
North Korea has blasted US President Barack Obama as a "monkey" inciting cinemas to screen a comedy featuring a fictional plot to kill its leader, and threatened "inescapable deadly blows" over the movie.
More than a week after a South Korean ferry carrying 476 people capsized and sank, North Korea has finally voiced its condolences for the victims of the disaster.
North Korea has announced elections to its rubber-stamp parliament in March, the first under leader Kim Jong-Un as he seeks to cement his grip on power after purging his uncle.
The US President's disavowal of a joint statement after the G7 meeting was made to avoid looking weak going into the North Korea summit after 'sophomoric' comments by Canada’s Justin Trudeau, a top aide has said.
A North Korean defector whose memoir describes his meeting with Kim Jong Il says the world's intense focus on the regime's human rights record fails to see the full scope of its inhumanity to its people.
North Korea revealed Thursday that Kim Jong-Un's younger sister holds the title of a senior party official, confirming her rise through the ranks as a potential key aide to the young leader.
More than 1 500 North Koreans have fled to South Korea last year, maintaining a recent fall in the number of escapees that coincided with a clampdown by new leader Kim Jong-Un.
North Korea has executed Kim Jong Un's uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power, a stunning end for the leader's former mentor, long considered the country's No 2.
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