Clockwise from top left: Children play in the street outside the ruined Italian Cathedral in Mogadishu; two young women paddle in the Indian Ocean for only the second time in their lives; new recruits training for the National Army of Somalia in the Ministry of Defence compound; President Hassan talks to the press over a bench loaded with swordfish at the opening of a new fish-processing factory.

Country Profile: Somalia

Somalia today is more like a political marketplace than a modern nation-state, writes Claire Elder.

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NI 500 - The exceptionally brave - 500th issue - March, 2017
Doctors working at Connaught Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone. This hospital was on the frontline of the Ebola epidemic when it hit in Freetown.

Why did the market fail to produce an Ebola vaccine?

Mustapha Dumbaya lost 47 relatives in the outbreak. He explores why dysfunctional R&D is letting down those people who need it most.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
Just too dear: sometimes despite energy being available it can be unaffordable. This mother in  Soweto, South Africa, protests against the prices of state utility Eskom.

The energy fix

What will it take to get electricity to Africa’s rural poor? Ruth Nyambura explores.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Rwanda is attending the Paris Climate Talks (COP21) and calling for strong action on climate change to reduce temperature increases to below 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Africa’s green, clean, sustainable future

Development in the industrialized world has come at a high price, writes Mohamed Adow.

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NI 21 - Paris Climate Talks - COP21 - December, 2015
Pujarini Sen works for Greenpeace India, which helped to set up a community renewables project in Dharnai, India.

Power to the people?

Community micro-grids, government-controlled energy, or both? Three experts thrash out the options.

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NI 480 - The great green energy grab - March, 2015
The Ivanpah solar concentrating power station in California. Coming soon to the Sahara?

Desertec: the renewable energy grab?

Desert solar plants planned for North Africa are just another exploitative resource grab, argues Hamza Hamouchene.

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NI 480 - The great green energy grab - March, 2015

A word with Angélique Kidjo

Louise Gray talks to the award-winning musician about the resilience of African music, and why she won’t be pigeon-holed.

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NI 471 - The war on whistleblowers - April, 2014
Children cross the street as residents of south Tel Aviv protest against African migrants from Eritrea, Sudan and South Sudan in their neighbourhoods, in May 2012. The week before, a similar protest led to a rampage that an Israeli broadcaster dubbed a 'pogrom'. Protests such as these still take place on a regular basis in Tel Aviv and other major cities in Israel.

Inhospitable Israel

Joseph Cox reports on an acute humanitarian crisis for African asylum-seekers.

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NI 469 - Why are we locking up migrants? - January, 2014
So happy together: Algeria’s then president Abdelaziz Bouteflika with George W Bush in 2001.

How the US has been sponsoring terrorism in the Sahara

Jeremy Keenan uncovers the shocking, murky background to the current conflict in Mali.

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NI 458 - Internet showdown - December, 2012

Is China good for Africa?

Writer and activist Firoze Manji and professor Stephen Chan go head-to-head.

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NI 456 - Youth rising - October, 2012

Africa fights back against poachers

Adam Edwards on the grounds for optimism.

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NI 454 - Co-operatives - July, 2012
Dirty work: a digger at
the Marange diamond
fields in Zimbabwe.

Kimberley Process 'whitewashes' blood diamonds

Aoife Allen describes how The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme is not doing enough to clean up the gems trade.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012
Paul, from Ghana,
sells on the streets
of Buenos Aires.

Frontline Africans: migrants hit by Europe's economic decline

What can African migrant workers do when faced with rising unemployment and racism in Europe? Sarah Babiker reports from Spain and Argentina.

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NI 450 - Time for a fair economy - March, 2012
Ten Canoes was the first full-length film made entirely in an indigenous Australian language.

Where is the real cinema?

Malcolm Lewis finds quality beyond Disney and exotic settings...

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NI 438 - Zero carbon world - December, 2010
Watching the weather

Watching the weather

Weather patterns across the West African country have become increasingly hard to predict as a result of climate change.

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NI 428 - Welcome to Copenhagen! - December, 2009

Crying in the wilderness

The author of this article, Asfaw Yemiru, is one of Africa's most extraordinary men. At the age of 10, he was an illiterate beggar-boy on the streets of Addis Ababa. Today, aged 28, he is headmaster of a free school for over 3,000 poor children. Not content with this achievement, Asfaw is now moving his school towards a new concept of education which could have significance not just for Ethiopia but for many other parts of both the developing and the developed world.

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NI 1 - World food crisis - March, 1973

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
The exceptionally brave - 500th issue March, 2017
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Paris Climate Talks - COP21 December, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
Cuba October, 2014
The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
Why are we locking up migrants? January, 2014
Internet showdown December, 2012
Youth rising October, 2012
Co-operatives July, 2012
Adapt or die April, 2012
Time for a fair economy March, 2012
Zero carbon world December, 2010
Welcome to Copenhagen! December, 2009
World food crisis March, 1973
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