Grief and guilt post-mudslide

Grief and guilt post-mudslide

In August hundreds died in a landslide in Sierra Leone. Dumbuya Mustapha reports on the arguing over who was responsible that has followed – and the efforts to hold the government responsible to ensure the tragedy is not repeated.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
The spirit of creative resistence is strong in the Rio favela of Maré. But Brazil is suffering a ‘genocide’ of black youth.

‘We have a lot to teach the city’

What does ‘the state’ mean to you if you are poor or black or both? Vanessa Baird reports on life down-and-out in post-coup São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
(Below) Rasinatu as she is now... (Opposite) ...and as she was in 2005, with Mariama, Zakariya and a determinedly contrary Zahara.

The Perils of Charity

When rich and poor worlds collide, money is inevitably a problem.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017

The Disrupted

Jim Thomas on the winners and losers of emerging technologies.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 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

Switched on

Technology, whether low or high, needs to be appropriate and within reach to make a difference.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016

Facts - Mind the technology gap

Technology can be a big enabler – yet the difference in terms of what’s available to rich and poor is vast.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Women of the Nicolás Bravo community demonstrate their methods of selecting corn plants for seeds during an agroecology training course, Chiapas, Mexico.

'Because the river told me'

Peasant farmers resisting the violence of agribusiness. By Nils McCune.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Charge your phones here: this man displays the board of sockets which helps him earn his livelihood in Nigeria’s Katsina city. Many vendors invest in small solar units to generate the power.

Technology as if people mattered*

The world's poor are still losing out. They need a better deal, argues Dinyar Godrej.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
An estimated 35% of the Saudi population are poor.

Poverty in the land of black gold

‘Rich Saudi’ are words that seem to belong together. But Paul Aarts and Carolien Roelants highlight another, mainly hidden, reality.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
The distress dealers: an Action Against Hunger advert.The distress dealers: (left) Save the Children, (centre) ActionAid, (right) Action Against hunger.

The unwelcome return of development pornography

John Hilary on a degrading spectacle that keeps coming back.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014
Poverty breeds disease

Poverty breeds disease

There are 17 official neglected tropical diseases, so why aren't we doing more to help? asks Cristiana Moisescu.

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NI 477 - Big oil RIP? - November, 2014
YES: Nayna Patel is the medical director at Akanksha IVF Clinic, Anand, Gujarat, India. More than 825 surrogate babies have been born at her clinic. Her work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and on the BBC. She runs the Anand Surrogate Trust for the benefit of the surrogates and their families.

Is surrogacy a legitimate way out of poverty?

Doctors Nayna Patel and Mohan Rao go head to head.

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NI 477 - Big oil RIP? - November, 2014

Commodities and dependency - The Facts

The facts and figures of commodities and our dependence on them.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014

Housing - THE FACTS

Prices through the roof, a gaping deficit, homelessness, one billion in slums and an urban takeover.

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NI 461 - Demolition job - April, 2013
 (top) Carnival revellers celebrate, St Georges; (bottom left to right) a historic waterfront building, St Georges; Paradise Beach, Carriacou; Carriacou’s capital, Hillsborough; a local police officer.

Country Profile - Grenada

Zoe Leigh Smith reports on the tiny Caribbean island's strangling debt burden.

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NI 457 - Bad medicine - November, 2012

Goodbye welfare, hello workfare

Warren Clark is unimpressed by governments forcing citizens to 'donate' their labour to big business.

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NI 453 - Protection racket - June, 2012

Country Profile: Guatemala

The country's unequal wealth distribution and rapid population growth have made it one of the poorest in Latin America, writes Anna-Claire Bevan.

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NI 452 - Mental health - May, 2012
People join hands outside UN building in Bangkok to commemorate International Day for Eradication of Poverty.

Tax the richest: why are we waiting?

As the UN goes in search of more funds to eliminate poverty, David Hillman reckons he knows where they’re hiding. Top dodger: Tesco

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NI 416 - Wanted! For dodging tax justice - October, 2008

The Eighth Commandment – Lies

Lies, food & the poor by Eduardo Galeano

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NI 414 - We need to think about toilets - August, 2008

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
African village January, 2017
Technology justice May, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Paris climate summit November, 2015
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
Big oil RIP? November, 2014
Big oil RIP? November, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
Demolition job April, 2013
Bad medicine November, 2012
Protection racket June, 2012
Mental health May, 2012
Life beyond growth July, 2010
Wanted! For dodging tax justice October, 2008
We need to think about toilets August, 2008
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