By the time the sun rises Illustration: Sarah John

By the time the sun rises

A pre-dawn call ushers a cycle of solemn days for Wame Molefhe.

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NI 461 - Demolition job - April, 2013
Until HIV is no longer a swear word

Until HIV is no longer a swear word

A fight forces Wame Molefhe to see the distance
between dream and reality.

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NI 460 - What has development done for me? - March, 2013
Letter from Botswana Illustration: Sarah John

Letter from Botswana

Customary law needs to catch up with women's rights, says Wame Molefhe.

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NI 459 - The feral rich - January, 2013
Nuptials in Botswana Illustration: Sarah John

Nuptials in Botswana

When it comes to weddings, it’s important to do things right, says Wame Molefhe.

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NI 458 - Internet showdown - December, 2012
Letter from Botswana: beautiful blue Illustration: Sarah John

Letter from Botswana: beautiful blue

Wame Molefhe describes her joy as the first rains chase winter away.

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NI 457 - Bad medicine - November, 2012
Letter from Botswana: hunting rabbits Sarah John

Letter from Botswana: hunting rabbits

What is self-evident for one is a mystery for others, discovers Lauri Kubuitsile.

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NI 454 - Co-operatives - July, 2012
Letter from Botswana: 'There's a good side to this HIV' Illustration: Sarah John

Letter from Botswana: 'There's a good side to this HIV'

A new birth offers a sign of hope for Lauri Kubuitsile.

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NI 453 - Protection racket - June, 2012
The hero in all of us Illustration: Sarah John

The hero in all of us

When the Botswanan football team went on a winning streak, a whole nation was inspired, writes Lauri Kubuitsile.

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NI 452 - Mental health - May, 2012
When a winning smile is not enough Illustration: Sarah John

When a winning smile is not enough

Beauty contests are now big business, but have lost their appeal for Lauri Kubuitsile in her latest Letter From Botswana.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012
Letter from Botswana: ET is not an alien Illustration: Sarah John

Letter from Botswana: ET is not an alien

New columnist Lauri Kubuitsile introduces dry and dusty Mahalapye- a town that has stolen her heart.

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NI 450 - Time for a fair economy - March, 2012
Letter from Cairo

Letter from Cairo

The future is unknown, but we can learn on the job, says Maria Golia.

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NI 449 - Haiti two years on - January, 2012
A fierce beauty Illustration: Sarah John

A fierce beauty

Maria Golia experiences beautiful music and blunt talk at a Cairo gathering.

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NI 448 - The arms trade - December, 2011
Egyptian laughter Illustration: Sarah John

Egyptian laughter

In a climate of uncertainty, Maria Golia discovers that laughter can sound hollow.

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NI 447 - Banking on Hunger - November, 2011
Letter from Cairo Illustration: Sarah John

Letter from Cairo

Love can be tough amid the boredom and despair of a city slum, writes Maria Golia.

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NI 446 - Nature's defenders - October, 2011
What is a 'true Egyptian'?

What is a 'true Egyptian'?

There may be no easy answer, but identity has become an obsession, discovers Maria Golia, among a people in turmoil.

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NI 444 - The changing face of masculinity - July, 2011
A stitch in time saves... Illustration: Sarah John

A stitch in time saves...

Maria Golia’s tailor has the currency markets stitched up.

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NI 443 - The far right gets respectable - June, 2011
A rooftop view Illustration: Sarah John

A rooftop view

After the euphoria, reality is beginning to bite, says Maria Golia.

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NI 442 - Climate change denial - May, 2011
Bearing witness Illustration: Sarah John

Bearing witness

Maria Golia savours a moment of extraordinary clarity for Egypt.

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NI 441 - China - makers of the miracle - April, 2011
Cognac and horse sweat Illustration by Sarah John

Cognac and horse sweat

In the name of research, Maria Golia meets a man with an unusual mission.

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NI 437 - Humans vs. Nature - November, 2010
Letter from Cairo Illustration by Sarah John

Letter from Cairo

Maria Golia meets the man with the eyes of a caged god.

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NI 436 - A wake-up call for democracy - October, 2010

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Demolition job April, 2013
What has development done for me? March, 2013
The feral rich January, 2013
Internet showdown December, 2012
Bad medicine November, 2012
Co-operatives July, 2012
Protection racket June, 2012
Mental health May, 2012
Adapt or die April, 2012
Time for a fair economy March, 2012
Haiti two years on January, 2012
The arms trade December, 2011
Banking on Hunger November, 2011
Nature's defenders October, 2011
The changing face of masculinity July, 2011
The far right gets respectable June, 2011
Climate change denial May, 2011
China - makers of the miracle April, 2011
Humans vs. Nature November, 2010
A wake-up call for democracy October, 2010
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