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Africa’s pandora’s box

Can South Africa ever fully shake off the shackles of apartheid? Conrad Landin asks whether the country’s historic genocide case against Israel could lead to a reckoning at home.

In the bustling streets of Cape Town, dilapidated white minibuses are a common sight. For decades, these communal taxis have been a primary means of transport in Sou...

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A note from the editor

Conrad Landin

Conrad Landin

AMANDLA!

Since our first issue in 1973, South Africa has never been far from the pages of this magazine.

In our March 1995 edition, which had the same theme as this one, editor David Ransom used this very column to describe a chance encounter with a watch repairer in Johannesburg. Des ‘reckoned it would be another 10 years, perha...

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An oil and gas drilling rig is towed past Teesside Offshore Wind farm off Redcar, North East England. The windfarm is operated by French state-owned energy company EDF. Photo: Alan Dawson/Alamy

Green face, old tricks

How can we prevent an unjust transition? As the clean economy gets into gear, Nick Dowson asks whether a market-focused, subsidies-led approach will just mean more of the same.

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A protester faces off with riot police at an attempted eviction of an occupied building in the Poble Sec neighbourhood of Barcelona. In recent years it’s been revealed that undercover officers in the Spanish National Corps infiltrated several activist groups in the city, including housing rights. One took part in at least four anti-eviction protests during his deployment. Photo: Pau de la Calle/NurPhoto/Alamy

Spies, damned spies

Bethany Rielly explores the chilling impact of the Spanish state’s intrusive surveillance tactics against Catalan civil society. Is there a chance of justice?

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A Romani mother and daughter in Hajduhadhaz, eastern Hungary, 22 March 2011. The town’s Romani population has been subjected to vigilante patrols at the hands of Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party, which came second in the 2018 parliamentary elections. Photo: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Do Romani lives matter?

When Stanislav Tomáš died in police custody in similar circumstances to George Floyd, the world quickly moved on. Conrad Landin goes to the Czech Republic in search of answers.

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Government officials pray over a storage box containing Covid-19 vaccines before they leave for various vaccination centres in Mumbai, India, in January this year. India is one of the countries that is calling for patents on Covid-19 vaccines to be waived during the pandemic. Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg/Getty

Who gets it?

Access to life-saving Covid-19 vaccines should not be reserved for the rich. But that is what’s happening on a global scale today. Heidi Chow calls for technology to be shared and patents to be suspended in order to unlock vaccine production for all.

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Young Rio favela residents, part of the grassroots Marcha das Favelas group, organize mutual aid to make up for the absence of the Brazilian state in tackling the crisis. Photo: Ellan Lustosa / Zuma / Alamy

Lessons from the pandemic

How can we transform the calamity that has befallen us and create healing? Vanessa Baird on the change we can be.

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Get out! Young Kurds confront a Turkish military vehicle on patrol in northern Syria after Turkey’s invasion. Photo: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty

Betrayed again

Under the cover of Covid-19, Turkey is hammering the Kurds. Again. Should the world care? Vanessa Baird offers several good reasons why it should.

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From the archives

A selection of articles from the New Internationalist magazine archives.

Underwater meadows

Underwater meadows

Citizens are coming to the rescue of endangered seagrass meadows.

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Love Jihad

Love Jihad

Alessio Perrone writes how Islamophobia is driving a wedge between love and secular values.

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Detention deaths

Detention deaths

A record number of people lost their lives in UK immigration detention centres in 2017, writes Felix Bazalgette.

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Mixed Media: Books

Business Power and the State in the Central Andes; Lovebug; Alphabetical Diaries; Ghost Pains.

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Mixed Media: Music

Mixed Media: Music

Women in Revolt; Last Night a Woman Saved My Life.

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In the balance

Sophie Neiman reports from a stifling court in Kampala, where activists are waging a bitter legal battle to overturn Uganda’s harsh anti-gay law.

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Environmental campaigner Claire Nouvian. Photo: Courtesy of Goldman Environmental Prize

Making Waves

The untiring campaigner and guardian of the deep, Claire Nouvian, speaks with Veronique Mistiaen about the transformative experience that led to her choosing her path – on to eventual victory.

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Riek Machar (left) and Salva Kiir (right) sit for an official photo. Picture: Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP/Getty Images

Worldbeaters: Sava Kiir Mayardit and Riek Machar

Richard Swift takes aim at Sava Kiir Mayardit and Riek Machar, once friends but now foes at the pinnacle of violent South Sudanese politics.

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Top 5 oil producing and consuming countries (2020)

Big oil - the facts

New money is being poured into oil and gas despite the harm it causes to people and planet. With more than 1°C of global warming already, the time remaining to change course is short.

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Country Profile: Angola

The photos, facts, and politics of Angola.

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Big Bad World

Average global temperature, by P J Polyp.

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