Illustration: Emma Peer

Introducing... Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Richard Swift introduces us to the head of the World Health Organization.

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NI 526 - The Kurds - betrayed again - July, 2020
Illustration: Emma Peer

Introducing... Mary Lou McDonald

Richard Swift introduces Mary Lou McDonald, who led her party to an astounding result in the Irish Republic’s general election.

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NI 525 - The fight for clean air - May, 2020
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Reintroducing... Zoran Milanović

Richard Swift on the former prime minister and social democratic leader of Croatia.

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NI 524 - How we make poverty - March, 2020
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Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change.

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NI 522 - China in charge - November, 2019
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Introducing... Volody Myrzelensky

A comedian who played the President of Ukraine in a popular TV series is now the actual President of Ukraine.

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NI 520 - The right to the city - July, 2019

Introducing... Jair Bolsonaro

Richard Swift profiles the extreme far-right ex-army officer due to become Brazil's president in the new year.

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NI 517 - Trade in Turmoil - January, 2019

Introducing... Imran Khan

For our rising new world leader segment, Richard Swift profiles the Oxford-educated former playboy cricketer, and now, Prime Minister of Pakistan.

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NI 516 - The dirt on waste - November, 2018
Andrés Manuel López Obrador or AMLO is Mexico's new leftist presidentIllustration: Emma Peer

Introducing... Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Mexico has a new president, but can AMLO form a government for the many without taxing the wealthy.

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018

Introducing... Carlos Alvarado Quesada

The election on 1 April gave Carlos Alvarado Quesada’s National Action Party (PAN) more than 60 per cent of the vote and makes him one of the under-40 club of victors in presidential elections (France, New Zealand and Iceland).

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 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
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Introducing... Cyril Ramaphosa

Whatever his shortcomings, Ramaphosa is probably the last chance for the older generation of ANC leadership to make good on long-promised equality and justice, Richard Swift writes.

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NI 512 - Public ownership rises again - May, 2018
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Introducing... Emmerson Mnangagwa

Richard Swift profiles Zimbabwe’s new leader.

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NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018
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Introducing... Katrín Jakobsdóttir

Iceland's charismatic new Left-Green prime minister has big plans, but will the Left-Green's radical programme survive political wrangling with other coalition partners asks Richard Swift.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018
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Introducing... Jacinda Ardern

Richard Swift profiles New Zealand/Aotearoa’s new 37-year-old Prime Minister – the country’s youngest in 150 years.

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NI 509 - What's left for the young? - January, 2018
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Introducing... João Lourenço

Angola has its first new president in nearly 40 years, but bringing change might prove difficult as long as the economy remains dependent on diamonds and oil. Richard Swift reports.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
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Introducing... Leo Varadkar

Will Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s new, gay Taoiseach, live up to high expectations? Richard Swift reports.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
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Introducing... Emmanuel Macron

Macron won more than twice the number of votes than he was expected to win, writes Richard Swift

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
The Kurds - betrayed again July, 2020
The fight for clean air May, 2020
How we make poverty March, 2020
China in charge November, 2019
Who owns the sea? September, 2019
The right to the city July, 2019
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
Building a new internationalism March, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
The dirt on waste November, 2018
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
Public ownership rises again May, 2018
Humanitarianism under attack April, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
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