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.
A 17-year-old girl lost control of her father’s car and crashed into a swimming pool after taking it for a spin while he was asleep.
Colombians have hit their government with a shock defeat by voting by a razor-thin majority to reject a historic peace accord with communist Farc rebels.
More than 20 years after Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar died in a gunfight with police, a strange legacy survives him: his pet hippos.
Authorities in Colombia said they seized over 1 metric ton of cocaine disguised as printer ink and bound for Mexico.
Spanish police seized 200 kilos of cocaine found inside hollowed-out pineapples that arrived by ship from Central America.
An avalanche of mud and debris roared through an alpine town in western Colombia before dawn Monday, killing at least 58 people in a flash flood and mudslide triggered by heavy rains.
Uber, the smartphone app that facilitates hiring a cab, has found favour in Columbia where people see it as a way to avoid being ripped off by doctored meters or even assaulted by violent taxi drivers.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon encourages both sides in the Colombian peace process to stay the course despite a referendum rejecting the peace treaty last week
Colombia's leftist FARC rebel force signed a historic peace accord with the government and apologised to the countless victims of the country's half-century civil war.
The Colombian navy say it has seized more than a ton of cocaine and a semi-submersible "narco sub" in operations on the country's Pacific coastline.
A Colombian court has sentenced a state legislator to 36 years and three months in prison as the mastermind behind the killing of a well-known journalist.
A small plane en route from Venezuela with more than a ton of cocaine on board has crashed into the Caribbean after being pursued by Colombia's air force.
A retired Colombian general whose wife and son died in a museum attack in Tunisia has lamented the ‘irony’ of losing his family members after having spent his life ‘fighting terrorism’ in his own country.
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