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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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Philippines’ Duterte threatens assassination of journalists

Human rights and journalism organizations have responded but the incoming president is dismissive of their concerns, reports Iris C. Gonzales.

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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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Doctors working at Connaught Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone. This hospital was on the frontline of the Ebola epidemic when it hit in Freetown.

Why did the market fail to produce an Ebola vaccine?

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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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Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad  bin Salman (left) is responsible for bombing Yemen; his cousin Crown Prince Mohammad bin Nayef (right) is in charge of executions.

'Our friends'

Why is the West still cosying up to an ever-more repressive Saudi Arabia? asks Vanessa Baird.

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Mixed messages: refugees have received a varied reception as they journey through Europe. Here, a policeman plays with a girl last September in Denmark, a cut-through for many Syrian and Iraqi refugees heading for Sweden.

Fight for the heart of Europe

On the frontlines of the refugee crisis in Lesvos, Hazel Healy finds loss, humanity – and answers.

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You Shell not pass: First Nations activist and singer Audrey Siegl confronts the oil giant’s drilling rig on its way to the Arctic.

Forget Paris?

While politicians drag their feet at climate summits, Jess Worth and Danny Chivers find hope in unexpected places.

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Behind the vintage taxi is one of Havana’s new Japanese-made co-operative buses. And behind that – the city’s iconic Capitolio, also being renovated.

A new Cuba in the making

The communist island is opening up for business. Vanessa Baird begins an investigation into what's going on - and what it means.

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Don't shoot the messenger!

Admired by the public, reviled by those in power, whistleblowers are on the frontline of democracy. But need they be martyrs? Vanessa Baird asks.

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From the archives

A selection of articles from the New Internationalist magazine archives.

Pakistani Christians living in fear

Pakistani Christians living in fear

Pakistani Christians who are charged under the country’s blasphemy laws are living in hiding, Rizwan Syed reports.

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Carry-on up the Limpopo

Carry-on up the Limpopo

Cristiana Moisescu reports on 'cinema in a backpack'.

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Stunning scenery and gripping adventure in Naji Abu Nowar’s Theeb.

Mixed media: Film

Theeb, directed by Naji Abu Nowar; and 45 Years, directed by Andrew Haigh.

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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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Captain Hume’s Journey to India – richly imagined, beautifully realized.

Mixed media: music reviews

Captain Hume’s Journey to India by Philippe Pierlot and Dhruba Ghosh; Rwanda Is My Home by The Good Ones.

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The freedom of the city

Trust between communities is being rebuilt, writes Ruby Diamonde.

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Making waves: Rajendra Singh

Rajendra Singh is reviving Indian villages through traditional rainwater harvesting.

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Worldbeater... Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi - a big ego backed by military might.

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Transgender – the facts

This New Internationalist fact spread looks the number of trans people around the world, the violence and discrimination they face, health, education, work, legal protections and vulnerabilities.

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Country profile: Cameroon

The central African country's long sleep continues, says Ben Shepherd, but the clock is ticking.

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Marc Roberts' latest cartoon strip.

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