Western journalists rarely mention anything about hope, resilience or, dare I say it, even joy, in Central African Republic.

Letter from Bangui: Writing off Central Africa

Violence is only part of the country’s story, as Ruby Diamonde would like to remind Western journalists.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014

Letter from Bangui...Living with fear

There is more to life in the Central African Republic than bad news, says Ruby Diamonde.

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NI 469 - Why are we locking up migrants? - January, 2014
Sarah John

Letter from Botswana: The rule of nostalgia

What is the accommodation between tradition and modernity, wonders Wame Molefhe.

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NI 468 - Fracking - the gathering storm - December, 2013
Sarah John

Letter from Botswana: independence or surrender?

It's time for the nation to shake off its lethargy, says Wame Molefhe.

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NI 467 - Time to rethink disability - November, 2013
Letter from Botswana: A thick blanket of dark Sarah John

Letter from Botswana: A thick blanket of dark

Dining by candlelight is not always a matter of choice, as Wame Molefhe discovers.

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NI 465 - How the war on pirates became big business - September, 2013
Letter from Botswana – For a place where speech is free Sarah John

Letter from Botswana – For a place where speech is free

Botswana’s tradition of community meetings could invigorate democracy, says Wame Molefhe – if done right.

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NI 464 - Debt - a global scam - July, 2013
Sarah John

Letter from Botswana: Africans, too

The humanity of some of the country’s citizens is often denied by tongue-clucking moralists, finds Wama Molefhe.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013
The wealth that walks Illustration: Sarah John

The wealth that walks

A Motswana (A citizen of Botswana) could probably give you a dozen reasons why the cow crossed the road, as Wame Molefhe discovers.

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NI 462 - Land grabs - May, 2013
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

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Why are we locking up migrants? January, 2014
Fracking - the gathering storm December, 2013
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
Debt - a global scam July, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Land grabs May, 2013
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
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