Breakfast in Berbera. A young man eats in a tea shop in one of Somaliland’s coastal towns, which is drawing in former pastoralists who are re-training as fishers.Tommy Trenchard/Panos

A taste of hope

With herders under threat from global heating in Somaliland, the government has hatched a plan to move millions to the coast. But can pastoralists adapt to fishing? Alice Rowsome and Yahye Xanas investigate.

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Unbowed: Koza Press editor-in-chief Irina Slavina’s children lead her funeral procession, Nizhny Novgorod, 6 October 2020.Photo: Mikhail Solunin/TASS/Alamy

Not toeing the Kremlin’s line

Despite threats, regional media in Russia is resurgent and inspiring audiences tired of the ‘official version’ broadcast by the nationals. Tina Burrett surveys the changes afoot.

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Action & info

The mounting crisis in Myanmar calls for action on multiple fronts.

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Down with the dictator: photos of the military coup leader general Min Aung Hlaing pasted at the bottom of a flight of stairs in Yangon, for pedestrians to trample on in support of democracy.Photo: Panos Pictures

Fighting the cartel

Myanmar’s generals have amassed billions of dollars through a secretive business empire. Aye Min Thant tracks the growing movements to dismantle it.

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Illustrations: Raven

‘Life is at a turning point’

Inside the resistance - four people on the frontlines of the anti-coup movement tell Preeti Jha why they are not giving up. Illustrations by Raven.

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Esther Ze Naw and Ei Thinzar Maung lead the first large-scale protests against the coup in Yangon, 6 February 2021.Photo: Myat Thu Kyaw/NUR Photo/Getty

A chance to rebuild?

Thin Lei Win believes the Myanmar military’s reign of terror might be leading a long-divided nation onto a more inclusive path.

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Aung San Suu Kyi on the campaign trail in 2015, standing in front of a poster of her father Aung San, independence hero and founder of Myanmar's armed forces.Photo: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

The cost of inaction

Yanghee Lee talks to Preeti Jha about the lessons that should have been learned from that crisis and what practical steps can be taken now.

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The parents of one-year-old Thin Thawdaw Tun carry their injured daughter, who received treatment from volunteer medics. A rubber bullet fired by the security forces hit her in the eye, while she was inside the family home.Photo: Panos Pictures

No place for children

Their slaughter has marked a new era of horror by a junta notorious for its cruelty. Maung Moe reports on three young lives cut short on the deadliest day of violence since the coup.

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Myanmar after the coup - The Facts

Myanmar after the coup - The Facts

The military has unleashed near-daily terror across Myanmar since seizing power in February. Through the figures, we examine the brutality as well as the fightback.

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We shall not be moved! Anti-coup protesters remain seated in front of a line of riot police trying to clear roads in Yangon. Partially visible is a poster urging citizens to join the Civil Disobedience Movement.Photo: Panos Pictures

Courage and terror in Myanmar

Lives and livelihoods have been laid down for democracy. The economy is on the brink of collapse. The world must support the people’s quest to end military rule once and for all, writes Preeti Jha.

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The expansion of fast-food brands in Africa is backed by powerful advertising such as this billboard on Kenyatta Avenue, a major street in the central business district of Nairobi, Kenya. The country is now home to 22 KFC outlets, which have paved the way for other international chains - Subway, Domino’s Pizza, Cold Stone Creamery - that are expanding into East Africa.Photo: Brian Inganga

When KFC came to Kenya

As Big Food spreads throughout the Global South using the tobacco playbook, Kabugi Mbae investigates the rise in obesity – and non-communicable diseases – in Kenya.

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A local art group, art360, painted this mural dedicated to the fight against the virus in the settlement of Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya.Photo: Gordwin Odhiambo/AFP/Getty

A silver lining

Despite the challenges of ensuring equal access, health expert Christopher Morgan is hopeful that the Covid-19 vaccine push is helping to shape a better future for global immunology. He speaks to Amy Hall.

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Yewande Oyetade, a medical laboratory technician in Lagos, Nigeria, collects samples for Covid-19 testing at the Agege Primary Health Centre.Photo: Andrew Esiebo/Panos

Scientific internationalism

It is thanks to scientists collaborating across borders that vaccines against Covid-19 have been developed so fast, argues Rajni George.

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Making a point: Bill Gates addresses the media after his address to the World Health Assembly at the UN in Geneva.Photo: Reuters/Alamy

The Gates factor

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has a key role in shaping the global response to the pandemic. And it’s not good news for health equality. Nick Dowson investigates why.

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French biochemist Louise Pasteur in his laboratory, where he developed pioneering vaccines against chicken cholera and rabies using ‘attenuated’ or weakened bacteria.Photo: GL Archive/Alamy

A history of vaccines

Swagata Yadavar traces the ups and downs in the history of vaccination.

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Illustration: Westend61 GMBH/Alamy

Dreams of magic bullets

Richard Swift warns against vaccine fantasy and kneejerk technophilia.

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Illustration: James Thew/Alamy

The nuts and bolts

Covid-19 vaccines explained by Thomas Abraham.

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Covid-19 vaccine drugs purchased by country-income level, as of mid-March1 *UN-backed global purchasing scheme

Vaccine equality - The facts

Who gets it? What's needed? What's on order? Who profits? Who lives?

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Action & info

Action & info

Links and information for taking action on vaccine inequality.

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Join the New Internationalist co-owner community

Husna Ara probes co-editor Amy Hall on why now, and what next…

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