Richard Sargent

Richard Sargent is the AFP's Myanmar bureau chief.

Myanmar grants jailed Reuters journalists amnesty

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were mobbed by media as they stepped out of Yangon's notorious Insein prison after their lengthy detention

Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar ‘state secrets’ case

The case has sparked an outcry among the international community as an attempt to muzzle reporting on the crackdown by Myanmar's security forces

Thais rejoice at success of dramatic cave rescue

The nerve-shredding three-day mission ended on Tuesday with the final group of four boys and the coach emerging from the cave

Eight rescued from Thai cave, but five remain trapped

Authorities say the rain could re-flood crucial parts of the cave complex that have been drained and make the escape route much harder

Thai cave rescue bid enters day two: 8 boys have been rescued

Looming rain was one of the main enemies of the operation, threatening to flood the cave complex in mountainous northern Thailand

Rescue efforts for boys trapped in Thai cave begin

The "Wild Boars" team has been confined in a cramped chamber several kilometres inside the Tham Luang cave complex since June 23

Burma election hopeful pushes on, despite disadvantages

Unlike his charismatic opponent Aung San Suu Kyi, Soe Min does not get mobbed by adoring crowds, but is taking part in Burma's by-elections anyway.

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Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!