View from Africa

View from Africa

Check your passport privilege, writes Nanjala Nyabola.

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NI 520 - The right to the city - July, 2019
Thomas Sankara in Moscow, 1986. Two years before in his speech to the United Nations, Sankara said that he spoke ‘not only on behalf of Burkina Faso but of all those who suffer’.Photo: TASS / Getty

When the stars began to shine

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’.

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NI 518 - Building a new internationalism - March, 2019
There are 15,000 African traders, students and workers living in Guangzhou, China.Photo: Joerg Boethling / Alamy

China: The Chinese dream

Carlotta Dotto reports on the trials and tribulations of Asia's largest African migrant population.

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NI 517 - Trade in Turmoil - January, 2019
Illustration: Steve Munday

Winners and losers

How the Global South is affected by the current trade turmoil – and old patterns of power.

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NI 517 - Trade in Turmoil - January, 2019

Should the West stop giving aid to Africa?

Firoze Manji and Pablo Yanguas go head to head on the thorny topic of development assistance.

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NI 516 - The dirt on waste - November, 2018
View from Africa: fake news flourishes

View from Africa: fake news flourishes

Misinformation and fake news in Africa is rife, particularly via social media writes Nanjala Nyabola, but it’s not just a Western problem.

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NI 516 - The dirt on waste - November, 2018
View from Africa

View from Africa

Progress without people. Nanjala Nyabola on Kenya's embrace of the Chinese development model.

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018
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Introducing... Abiy Ahmed

Richard Swift on Ethiopia's new reforming PM.

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018
Clockwise from top left:  Migrants arrive in Tripoli after being rescued by Libyan coastguards; children wave their country’s national flags as they celebrate in Tripoli’s Martyrs’ Square in February 2018 on the seventh anniversary of the Libyan revolution, which toppled Muammar Qadafi; and a tank of the self-styled Libyan National Army loyal to Khalifa Hafter advancing through a street in Benghazi’s central Akhribish district following clashes with militants.  Photos: AFP/Getty Images; first two by Mahmud Turkia and the third by Abdullah Doma.

Country Profile: Libya

Almost any Libyan can tell you the story of a relative or friend imprisoned, tortured, exiled or simply disappeared. Zoe Holman profiles this complex country.

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NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018
Southern Exposure: Girma Berta

Southern Exposure: Girma Berta

Highlighting the work of artists and photographers from the Majority World.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018

Kids at work

What is life really like for millennials? What kind of jobs do they do? What do they make of their precarious futures? We look at the lives of three young people across the world: a Gambian migrant in Italy, a Dalit student in India, and a trans vlogger in the UK.

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NI 509 - What's left for the young? - January, 2018
A public billboard produced by the Uganda Health Marketing Group.Photo: Jenny Matthews / Panos

Fear of a young planet

Young Africans need to resist the way they are being spoken about, argues Wangui Kimari.

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NI 509 - What's left for the young? - January, 2018
Rungano Nyoni brings feminist intent to her debut film about a girl accused of witchcraft.

Mixed Media: Film

I Am Not a Witch, directed and written by Rungano Nyoni; Menashe, directed and co-written by Joshua Z Weinstein

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Brexit threat to Africa trade

Brexit threat to Africa trade

East-African campaigners are warning Brexit may hit some Global South economies by harming their ability to export to Britain – a key market for some. Nick Dowson reports

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
 Demonstrators protest against state brutality at a rally in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa last August.Photo: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Ethiopian regime under pressure

Growing civil unrest in Ethiopia suggests that the ruling party may be beginning to lose its grip on power, Matthew Newsome writes.

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NI 497 - Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears - November, 2016

And finally... Meklit Hadero

Stories, silences and songs - the Ethiopian musician talks to Graeme Green.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015
Civil society crackdown in Ethiopia

Civil society crackdown in Ethiopia

As Ethiopia joins the UN Human Rights Council, Laetitia Bader hopes its own rights abuses will be put under the international spotlight.

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NI 459 - The feral rich - January, 2013
Looking into an uncertain future - a girl outside the St Mariam Coptic Orthodox church in Entoto, on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa.Thomas Mukoya / REUTERS

Ethiopia

A profile of the African country

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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
The right to the city July, 2019
Building a new internationalism March, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
The dirt on waste November, 2018
The dirt on waste November, 2018
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
Humanitarianism under attack April, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears November, 2016
The transgender revolution October, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
Where have all the girls gone? October, 2013
The feral rich January, 2013
A wake-up call for democracy October, 2010
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