The Decade From Hell

9/11. Earthquakes. Epidemics. Two stock-market meltdowns. As 2010 approaches, a look back at the past 10 years, awful times that they were


Could Zuma Be What South Africa Needs?

Despised by South Africa's élite and reviled by liberals, Jacob Zuma was supposed to spell disaster for his country. But his presidency has started well. Can he deliver on that promise?

'We Have to do Things Differently' (Interview)

South African President Jacob Zuma on how to fix policy implementation, the problems of alcohol and violent television and why the country's greatest strength is its unity in diversity


Postcard: Kiev

At the Junior Eurovision contest, songs about schoolyard crushes mean big business, especially for the former Soviet bloc. Finding Europe's next pop superstar



They are odd, the British. They will snigger about sex, then surround themselves with it


See the Asia Pacific Triennial (Curtain Raiser)

Held in Brisbane, the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial will see participation from 25 countries, many for the first time

Monkey Business in Borneo's Rain Forests (Great Outdoors)

Malaysia's Bako National Park, in Sarawak, Borneo, offers a chance to catch proboscis monkeys and other creatures in their wondrous awkwardness


Give 'Em Hell, Hillary (Inbox)

The Boxer's Next Fight; What the Jesuits Taught Me; The Threat of Tuna Extinction