Lesson under a tree. Showing photographs and talking about the differences between Britain and Burkina Faso to a class of schoolchildren in 1995.Photo: Claude Sauvageot

New Internationalist: the first 50 years – and the next

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.

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NI 531 - Vaccine equality - May, 2021
A demonstrator holds a homemade mortar during an anti-Ortega march in Managua, July 2018.Photo: Oswaldo Rivas / Reuters

Ortega’s last stand?

Report from Nicaragua by Steve Shaw.

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018
Clockwise from top left: FSLN supporters celebrate the 37th anniversary of the Sandinista revolution on 19 July 2016; fruits and vegetables grow well in Nicaragua’s tropical climate; despite harsh criticism, Rosario Murillo’s ‘trees of life’ (see main story) have multiplied over the past three years; separating rice grains from chaff is often children’s job in indigenous communities; Miskito people use artisanal methods to extract gold from rivers and mountains on the Caribbean coast.Photos: top left, Alex McDougall; all others Mira Galanova.

Country profile: Nicaragua

Mira Galanova uncovers a country at a crossroads.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
Not on our land: Nicaraguan farmers protest against the proposed canal.Photo: Esteban Felix/AP/Press Association Images

Canal controversy in Nicaragua

Bryan Kay on a possibly calamitous plan.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
Daniel Ortega Photo by Presidencia de la República del Ecuador

Daniel Ortega

Daniel Ortega, revolutionary hero turned renegade President.

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NI 428 - Welcome to Copenhagen! - December, 2009

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Article title From magazine Publication date
Vaccine equality May, 2021
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
African village January, 2017
Global banking now May, 2015
Welcome to Copenhagen! December, 2009