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.
Tonnes of garbage sent to the Philippines years ago was shipped back to Canada on Friday after a festering diplomatic row, as Asian nations increasingly reject serving as dumping grounds for international trash.
A Roman Catholic priest who was one of the earliest critics of the Philippine president's deadly crackdown on drugs has gone into hiding due to what he says were signs he's being targeted by motorcycle-riding hitmen.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's mouth has landed him in hot water again, this time for kissing a married woman on the lips in front of thousands of his cheering supporters.
The UN human rights chief has said that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has launched profanity-laced diatribes against United Nations rapporteurs, needs "psychiatric evaluation".
Human rights groups say the Philippine president's remarks about troops shooting female communist rebels in the genitals to render them "useless" can encourage sexual violence and war crimes.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told a group of Indian and Filipino business leaders in New Delhi that he would like to attract visitors to his country by offering "42 virgins".
Firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte says he wants same-sex marriage legalised in the Philippines, a move that would bring him into conflict with the dominant Roman Catholic Church.
Filipinos' satisfaction with President Rodrigo Duterte has dropped steeply amid an outcry over unabated drug killings and unresolved allegations that he has unexplained wealth.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will have his son killed if drug trafficking allegations against the younger politician are true, and that the police who carry out the hit will be protected from prosecution.
France on Wednesday rejected claims by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that people were guilty until proven innocent in its legal system, as it emphasised the importance of human rights and rule of law.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made light of his penchant for daytime dozes after his office has said "power naps" had caused the gruff leader to miss a number of key meetings at a Singapore summit.
The Philippine president, notorious for having cursed the pope and former US President Barack Obama, has sparked outrage for calling God "stupid" in Asia's largest Catholic country.
The Philippines has barred entry to an EU party official critical of President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal drugs crackdown, in a move denounced by critics as a gag on dissent.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's move to ban a critical news website from covering the presidential palace is a threat to press freedom, rights and media groups say.
Rights groups slam Philippine president for the latest in a series of derogatory and demeaning comments about women.
Philippine firefighters have found all the 37 bodies of employees of a US-based company who were trapped in a blaze that gutted a shopping mall in southern Davao city.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sanctions a bloody drug war that features extrajudicial killing, yet that went unmentioned by US President Donald Trump.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, a fierce critic of the United States, is now singing Washington's praises for helping him fight pro-Islamic State group militants.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may declare nationwide martial law if threatened massive protests by communists and other leftists against his rule turn violent or disrupt the country, his defence chief says.
Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of the Philippine capital of Manila to denounce President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, as they marked the death anniversary of one of the country's pro-democracy heroes.
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