Illustration: Sarah John

Close your heart, open your heart

Closing our heart to suffering suppresses our humanity, writes Ruby Diamonde.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
Illustration: Sarah John.

Letter from Bangui: The guardian

A sudden change in an employee's health reveals hidden hardship to Ruby Diamonde.

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NI 489 - Humanity adrift: why refugees deserve better - January, 2016
Illustration: Sarah John.

The revolutionary

Ruby Diamonde dines with a man on a mission to wake up his people.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Illustration: Sarah John

Letter from Bangui: Penthouse and pavement

The city is getting a facelift - but not everyone will benefit, writes Ruby Diamonde.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015
Illustration: Sarah John

Letter from Bangui: Sisters of Joy

Giving a voice to the voiceless, Ruby Diamonde's friend Tatiana is an inspiration.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015
Illustration: Sarah John

Letter from Bangui: Breaking down

Help is at hand when Ruby Diamonde is involved in an accident.

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NI 485 - Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution - September, 2015
Illustration: Sarah John

Letter from Bangui: Dirt cheap

Money may be in short supply, but mangos are definitely not, discovers Ruby Diamonde.

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NI 484 - Capitalism is spinning out of control - July, 2015
Illustration: Sarah John

Letter from Bangui: The school of hard knocks

Education means learning your rights, not just how to write, says Ruby Diamonde.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015
Illustration: Sarah John

The sultan and I

The role and influence of traditional leaders is often underestimated by international agencies, writes Ruby Diamonde.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
Illustration by Sarah John.

When a sanctuary is a prison

Ruby Diamonde witnesses the pain of a community that can't go home.

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NI 481 - Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? - April, 2015
Illustration by Sarah John.

Letter from Bangui: Celebrations in the city

The charming city is coming back to life, but only for some.

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NI 480 - The great green energy grab - March, 2015
Illustration: Sarah John

Letter from Bangui

Peacekeeping without peacebuilding is doomed to fail, says Ruby Diamonde.

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NI 479 - Democracy in the digital era - January, 2015
Illustration: Sarah John

Letter from Bangui: Tears in the forest

Ruby Diamonde escapes the city and delights in the beauty of the rainforest.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014
Illustration: Sarah John

Letter from Bangui: The truth, and nothing but

It’s hard to trust official sources of information in CAR, discovers Ruby Diamonde.

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NI 477 - Big oil RIP? - November, 2014
Illustration by Sarah John.

Letter from Bangui: The widening gulf

Are aid workers actually improving things in CAR? wonders Ruby Diamonde.

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NI 476 - Cuba - October, 2014
Illustration: Sarah John

Time stops in Obo

Traumatized by the ravages of a violent militia, a town is still holding its breath. Ruby Diamonde visits.

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NI 475 - Gold trouble - September, 2014
Illustration: Sarah John

Heart still beating

Bangui’s main market is the pulse of the city. Ruby Diamonde goes shopping.

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NI 474 - Feminism fights back - July, 2014
Illustration by Sarah John.

Letter from Bangui: Our trespasses

A hold-up at the airport sets Ruby Diamonde to thinking about the state of siege under which Central Africans have to live.

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NI 473 - The politics of language loss - June, 2014
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Letter from Bangui: Unfinished business

Ruby Diamonde visits the Ba-aka forest people to find out about the impact of missionaries.

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NI 472 - Organ trafficking - May, 2014
Illustration: Sarah John

The long walk

Where do you go when your home no longer exists? Ruby Diamonde hears one woman’s story.

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NI 471 - The war on whistleblowers - April, 2014

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Humanity adrift: why refugees deserve better January, 2016
10 economic myths December, 2015
Paris climate summit November, 2015
The transgender revolution October, 2015
Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
Democracy in the digital era January, 2015
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
Big oil RIP? November, 2014
Cuba October, 2014
Gold trouble September, 2014
Feminism fights back July, 2014
The politics of language loss June, 2014
Organ trafficking May, 2014
The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
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