The Unreported Year 2016

Stories and photos you may have missed in the last 12 months. Compiled by Jo Lateu.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
A newly prosperous family: Oumarou (centre) with his wife Bintu and (from left to right) Kadijamila, Abdul Gani Rayan, Muhammad and (in his grandmother’s arms) Issa Arif. Oumarou’s younger brother Ousmane is on the left.

Great Expectations

Mariama’s sons are all trying to make their way in the wider world. But how do you explain to Africans that the rich world is now shutting its doors to migrants?

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NI 499 - African village - January, 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
(Bottom right) Adama today, now aged 73. (Bottom left) His granddaughters are set to work – with a little help from a friend. (Top) Adama’s four wives with an assortment of their children and grandchildren. Meryam, Zenabou and Bintu are at the back on the left, with Kadiguiatou third from the right. Mwadisa is in the middle, with red on her headdress, and Alimata is on the far right. A full range of photos of this family from 1985 to 2016  is available at nin.tl/villagehub

Autumn of the Patriarch

The latest instalment in the lives of Adama, his four co-wives and their 26 children.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017

An Audience with the Chief

Former military pilot François Moné has taken on the traditional role of Chief. He explains how he is using this to pursue the development of the village.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017

Then & Now

A photographic account of changes over the years in: housing; water; education; health; sanitation; food and farming; technology; and women.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017

Map of Sabtenga - and 30 years of change in Burkina Faso

How the village has grown - and some facts about how things have changed.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017

Journey's End

Chris Brazier returns to the village in Burkina Faso that he has visited every 10 years since helping to make a film there in 1985.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
Mimicking the global super-rich at an anti-tax-haven demo in Trafalgar Square during May’s Global Anti-Corruption Summit.

Ending the offshore bonanza

There are ways to change the irresponsible system of tax avoidance, as Niko Block demonstrates.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016

The dictionary of deceit

New Internationalist dissects the language of high finance with low motives.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016
France’s Nuit Debout movement hits the streets in Rennes to protest against a range of social injustices, including tax evasion by the rich and powerful.

Fox in charge of the hen house

Alain Deneault explains how states legalize tax fraud.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016
When tax gets paid in something as tangible as rice (as it is here in Thaton, Burma) it is much harder to dissimulate ownership and blur the amount owed. But in a globalized post-industrial economy the rich and powerful are much better placed to avoid paying their share and even being self-righteous about it.

Whose money is it anyway?

Dan Hind explodes the self-righteous excuses of tax cheats.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016

The dissimulation game

Tax avoidance is a worldwide system involving many destinations and layers of financial manipulation. We chart a few of the strands to show who wins and who loses.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016
An oil spill clean-up in the community of Nueva Alianza, in Peru’s northern Amazon region.

The damage done

Tax avoidance has its most pernicious effects in the Global South. Stephanie Boyd reports from Peru.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016
Floating on top of the world – a well-heeled client enjoys himself in the infinity pool of the luxurious Marina Bay Sands hotel overlooking Singapore’sfinancial district (where discretion isguaranteed).

Tax cheating, easy living

Josh Eisen and Richard Swift tour the offshore world to find out why governments are drowning in debt.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016
Abacca Anjain-Maddison holds a photo of her uncle, John Anjain, the mayor of Rongelap, which was irradiated  by the 1954 Bravo H-bomb.

Bikini was just the beginning, bombs still threaten the islanders

John Pilger visits the Marshall Islands and its bomb survivors, still blighted by US nuclear weapons.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016
Preparing for conflict: guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell patrolling in the South China Sea earlier this year.

The coming war on China

A major US military build-up – including nuclear weapons – is under way in Asia and the Pacific with the purpose of confronting China. John Pilger raises the alarm on an under-reported and dangerous provocation.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016
Health rights advocacy group APCOM’s PrEP mascot hits the campaign trail in Bangkok.

PrEPped to go?

A new HIV preventive drug has sparked debate around the globe, as Amy Hall discovers.

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

Blinded by 'technology'

For all the fancy packaging, many of our gadgets have nothing to do with capitalist success stories. Bob Hughes explains.

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

Matters of life and death

Isabelle Gerretsen talks to doctors in the Netherlands – where euthanasia is legal – about supporting patients who choose to die.

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

Why a basic income could be a gift to the Right

The desirability of a basic income depends on what we are expected to give up in return, writes Nick Dowson.

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NI 497 - Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears - November, 2016
Caged life: two men at the All Nations centre in Myitkyina, where new admissions are often locked in such cages during the initial period of their withdrawal.

For their own good

Sophie Cousins reports on different approaches to tackling Burma’s drug addiction crisis.

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

Action on Colombia

Organizations around the world that support human rights in Colombia.

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NI 497 - Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears - November, 2016
Irrael Aguilar (left) is one of the indigenous Zenú leaders who lives under severe threats for his involvement in environmental struggles. He is accompanied by fellow leader Juan Urango.

‘We are slowly being killed by this mine’

The British-Australian mine of Cerro Matoso has been linked to birth defects, pollution, poverty and paramilitary pay-offs. Daniel Macmillen Voskoboynik investigates.

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

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African village January, 2017
African village January, 2017
African village January, 2017
African village January, 2017
African village January, 2017
African village January, 2017
African village January, 2017
African village January, 2017
The coming war on China December, 2016
The coming war on China December, 2016
The coming war on China December, 2016
The coming war on China December, 2016
The coming war on China December, 2016
The coming war on China December, 2016
The coming war on China December, 2016
The coming war on China December, 2016
The coming war on China December, 2016
Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears November, 2016
Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears November, 2016
Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears November, 2016
Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears November, 2016
Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears November, 2016
Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears November, 2016
Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears November, 2016
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