africa February 10, 2018

Trump’s FBI claims aided by Russian bots

US and Russia developing new short-range nuclear weapons. Democracy wobbles in Africa. Timor-Leste and Australia close to treaty. Theresa May in trouble a year out from Brexit.

africa December 23, 2017

President Trump: A year in the strife

Trump's tax bill. Ramaphosa elected ANC leader. Capital punishment abounds.

africa November 18, 2017

Trump gladhanded then worked around

Mugabe under house protection. Exaggerating Australia's military successes. Australian navy in Red Sea. Ireland debates remaining in EU.

africa November 25, 2017

Trump returns North Korea to terror list

No government yet for Germany. Mugabe quits. US against Australian scientist's involvement in nuclear weapons program.

africa September 9, 2017

North Korea’s H-bomb threat

Rohingya tragedy; Kenya back to polls; Submarine corruption arrests in Israel; Timor Sea breakthrough.

africa August 12, 2017

Trump threatens ‘fire and fury’ against North Korea

US cautious on Marawi action; Sara Netanyahu facing indictment for misusing funds.

africa July 22, 2017

Intel report nothing to write Home about

Political turmoil in Brazil and South Africa; Vale Liu Xiaobo; Extra voters in PNG poll.

africa October 29, 2016

Duterte words offend West’s commentariat

Royal Thais in bind; African nations quit Hague crime court

africa August 20, 2016

Scott Morrison pulls the plug on China Ausgrid deal

Hong Kong writer’s column suspended by economic journal; Rape atrocity in South Sudan may lift UN presence; Ruddock needs updating for new human rights role.

africa July 30, 2016

Q&A with international peacemaker José Ramos-Horta

At the forefront of Timor-Leste’s fight for independence, José Ramos-Horta remains an active figure in world politics. He shares his thoughts on Kevin Rudd, hypocrisy over maritime borders and making another bid for the Timorese presidency.

africa April 9, 2016

Australian miners in South Africa

In the wake of a local activist’s murder, Australian mining interests in Africa are being called into question.