Chris Brazier looks back over a career as a co-editor that stretches back to 1984, remembering highlights and dark moments from Nicaragua to Vietnam, South Africa to Western Sahara and Burkina Faso.
In 1984, President of Burkina Faso Thomas Sankara addressed the United Nations General Assembly. Sankara was perhaps the last ‘Third World’ politician, a revolutionary Marxist who felt a ‘special solidarity uniting the three continents of Asia, Latin America and Africa’.
Chris Brazier's full interview with François Moné, the village's latest Chief.
How the village has grown - and some facts about how things have changed.
Chris Brazier returns every decade to produce a New Internationalist magazine on the country. He has produced three magazines and is currently researching his fourth. In this blog, Chris recalls the night he flew into the midst of a revolution and discovered he had made a serious error.
|Article title||From magazine||Publication date|
|New Internationalist: the first 50 years – and the next||Vaccine equality||May, 2021|
|Coming undone||A caring economy||November, 2020|
|When the stars began to shine||Building a new internationalism||March, 2019|
|Sabtenga: modernisation knocks on the gates of tradition||African village||January, 2017|
|Great Expectations||African village||January, 2017|
|The Perils of Charity||African village||January, 2017|
|Autumn of the Patriarch||African village||January, 2017|
|An Audience with the Chief||African village||January, 2017|
|Then & Now||African village||January, 2017|
|Map of Sabtenga - and 30 years of change in Burkina Faso||African village||January, 2017|
|Journey's End||African village||January, 2017|
|Night fever: remembering Burkina Faso and Tom Waits||Smiley-faced monopolists||July, 2016|
|Golden goal for child miners in Burkina Faso||Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West||March, 2016|
|The Unreported Year 2014||Democracy in the digital era||January, 2015|
|Burkina Faso||The changing face of masculinity||July, 2011|