A selection of the most viewed stories this week on the Monitor's website.
Hear about special editorial projects, new product information, and upcoming events.
A weekly update on major political events, candidates, and parties.
Stay informed about the latest scientific discoveries & breakthroughs.
A weekly digest of Monitor views and insightful commentary on major events.
Latest book reviews, author interviews, and reading trends.
A weekly update on education, focused on solutions to inequalities.
The five most recent Christian Science articles with a spiritual perspective.
Riots erupted last week after the ANC chose to swap the incumbent for a newcomer to run in the Aug. 3 vote. Many see a wide gap between party leaders and the public that could influence national elections.
Calls are rising after the Pulse gay nightclub shootings to end the US ban on blood donations by gay men. South Africa, as a high HIV-positive population, offers another model.
It's been at least three decades since southern and eastern Africa have seen this level of drought. In an ironic twist, the progress countries have made in responding to drought may be making it harder to get the outside help many need.
For the first time, the death penalty became illegal in more than half the world in 2015. That shift comes in large part due to changes in sub-Saharan Africa.
Universities here have become the epicenter of a forceful social reckoning led by a 'born free' post-apartheid generation disappointed with the country's direction.
Millions in parts of eastern and southern Africa are facing the worst drought in three decades. Only 15 percent of the $155 million needed for relief aid has been funded to date.
The residents of Lüderitz are engaged in a battle that will decide whether its German heritage is literally wiped off the face of the map.
South African prosecutors will charge four former members of the apartheid-era security forces for the 1983 murder of Nokuthula Simelane.
President Jacob Zuma has agreed to repay some of the $23m the government spent on upgrading his private rural home.
When Penny Sparrow left a racist Facebook message aimed at black New Year's Day beach revelers, the overwhelming national response was based on South Africa's peculiar relationship with a central symbol of inequality.
Less noise. More insight.