Australia’s first same sex wedding takes place

Earlier this month Australia’s marriage equality law came into effect. The first weddings were expected in the new year to allow for a 30 day notice period, but this couple was given an exemption allowing them to legally wed. Australia’s first same sex wedding takes place

Jacob Zuma and the ANC: Are South Africa’s dreams of freedom dead?

One of the most important elections in South Africa’s modern history takes place this weekend when the ruling African National Congress meets to pick a new leader. Billions of pounds have been lost in corruption scandals under the rule of the incumbent Jacob Zuma. The leading challengers for the leadership are Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril […]

South Africa: My message to the ANC

South Africa’s ruling ANC party is set to vote for a new leader. Whoever wins is likely to succeed Jacob Zuma as the country’s president. But how do South Africans feel and what are the issues that matter to them? Video journalist: Christian Parkinson South Africa: My message to the ANC

Why 2018’s big food trend could come from West Africa

Food experts and chefs are predicting West African food will be a big cuisine in 2018. Global food trend consultancy firm, The Food People, estimates dishes from countries like Senegal and Nigeria could be the next big food trend and the “last great untapped cuisine”. Nigerian chef Tokunbo Koiki has been bringing a taste of […]

Matthew Petersen: Trump’s nominee for judge flubs law test

Matthew Petersen may have trained as a lawyer, but judging by his confirmation hearing he’s clearly out of practice. President Trump’s nominee for federal judge in the District of Columbia was asked a series of basic legal questions by a Republican senator. It did not go well. Matthew Petersen: Trump’s nominee for judge flubs law […]

Hugh Jackman’s novelty top hat trick

The Australian actor performed the trick for the “6,000th” time and described how he’d be spending Christmas. Hugh Jackman stars in upcoming movie The Greatest Showman. Hugh Jackman’s novelty top hat trick

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma: Scandals and successes

Jacob Zuma is due to stand down as ANC leader, however he will remain the president of South Africa until elections in 2019. But what are the key events that have shaped his time in office? South Africa’s Jacob Zuma: Scandals and successes

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