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Did we learn the right lessons from Ebola?

And will Sierra Leone be ready, should the virus return? Hazel Healy travelled there to find out.

The final day of Sierra Leone’s most recent ‘Ebola-free countdown’ in March 2016 coincided with news of a fresh incidence of the killer disease in neighbouring Guinea. A m...

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Ebola, as told by Sierra Leoneans

This edition is something of a journalistic experiment. It’s the product of a collaboration with a remarkable group of Sierra Leonean citizen reporters. Trained by media advocates On Our Radar, they give us a privil...


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A rescue boat (L) shines a light on a dinghy carrying refugees and migrants as it approaches the shore near the city of Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos, March 20, 2016.

Pt 2/3: A British-Syrian’s experience of a refugee's journey

The refugee crisis has had a profound impact on identity, writes Danny Ryan Youssef in part two of this blog series.

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Mongolian herder Doljin Byambasurengiin lost more than 200 livestock to this year’s winter disaster.

Mongolia’s dzud disaster

Plunging temperatures test the survival skills of the country’s nomadic herders, as this photo essay by Madoka Ikegami shows.

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Mr. Chak Kineesee, Program and Outreach Director at the Mekong School for Local Knowledge.

The Mekong River is not for sale!

The landscape, and the local peoples’ livelihood, have irrevocably changed, Gary Wockner reports in this photo essay.

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A selection of feature articles from each of the latest New Internationalist magazines.

Charge your phones here: this man displays the board of sockets which helps him earn his livelihood in Nigeria’s Katsina city. Many vendors invest in small solar units to generate the power.

Technology as if people mattered*

The world's poor are still losing out. They need a better deal, argues Dinyar Godrej.

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Stumped: a young boy surveys the remains of giant conifers on a mist-shrouded inlet in the US Pacific northwest.

Last stand

The world’s last great woodlands are fast disappearing – with untold consequences for the environment and for us. Time to stop the destruction, argues Wayne Ellwood.

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10 economic myths we need to junk

Dinyar Godrej and David Ransom introduce this month's main theme.

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Expressing a gender spectrum on their face – a trans person takes part in the 2015 Korea Queer Festival, held in Seoul.

The trans revolution

It’s in the air – and calling for a mindset reset. Vanessa Baird tracks the course of transgender rights and their liberating potential for us all.

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Syrian artist Tammam Azzam celebrates the power of creative protest in this digital artwork titled ‘Demonstration’.

A resilient revolution

Nonviolent activists are holding out in Syria, despite the destruction. Do not abandon them, says Daniel Adamson.

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Under the influence: a protester makes his feelings felt during demonstrations in Hong Kong, October 2014.

The big bank boondoggle*

Big private banks have been resurrected by the crisis they caused, says David Ransom.

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From the archives

A selection of articles from the New Internationalist magazine archives.

Introducing Julius Malema

The rise of South Africa's Economic Freedom Fighters party, and its leader, speaks volumes, says Richard Swift.

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A volley of protest in Iran

A volley of protest in Iran

Human Rights Watch has thrown its weight behind a challenge to Iran’s ban on women watching volleyball matches. Kelsi Farrington reports.

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A cleaner cup of tea

A cleaner cup of tea

Sabita Banerji on improving tea workers' lives.

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Carnal, comic and weirdly believable – Tale of Tales.

Mixed Media: Films

Tale of Tales, directed by Matteo Garrone; Where to Invade Next, directed by Michael Moore; Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare), directed by Gianfranco Rosi.

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Mixed media: Books

Now and at the Hour of our Death by Susana Moreira Marques; Kill Chain by Andrew Cockburn; The Body Snatcher by Patrícia Melo; and The Seven Good Years by Etgar Keret.

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Mixed Media: Music

From Sacred to Secular by Various artists; Impredecible by Bareto.

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David Ransom, 2 December 1946 – 14 February 2016.

David Ransom: a tribute

2 December 1946 – 14 February 2016

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Making Waves: Maryam Abdulhadi al-Khawaja

Bahraini activist Maryam Abdulhadi al-Khawaja smiles in the face of adversity.

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Ebola - the facts

Statistics and more on the spread of the virus through West Africa.

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Country profile: Djibouti

David Styan on life in continental Africa's least-populated state.

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