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Clockwise from top left: Students at the University of Botswana in the capital, Gaborone; Nthompe Rosinah Mothata selling her snacks in Gaborone’s bus station; looking out over the main pit of the Jwaneng mine in the Kalahari – the richest diamond mine in the world; and the Three Dikgosi (Chiefs) Monument depicting the leaders of the Bangwato, Bakwena and Bangwaketse ethnic groups – a set of bronze figures cast by a North Korean company and located in Gaborone’s Central Business District. All photos by Marc Shoul / Panos Pictures.

Country Profile: Botswana

Wame Molefhe profiles Botswana, where prosperity has morphed into corruption and inequality. But will the country’s future see it regain the sparkle its diamonds offer to the rich?

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Open Window - Repression

Open Window - Repression

Oğuz Demir from Turkey with ‘Repression/Resistance’.

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 Illustration: Sarah John

Our time will return

The lines painted on his skin lead to the heartlands of identity, discovers Dan Baron Cohen.

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Letters

Praise, blame and all points in between? Your feedback published in the June 2018 magazine.

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Is the ‘Data Mafia’ here to stay?

From the moment you were born, The Man With The Data knew you better than you knew yourself. Omar Hamdi explains.

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How to make housing a human right

In cities such as New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, working people have been all but priced out, pushed into ever more distant fringes and suburbs. Mark Engler explores solutions.

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Reasons to be cheerful

Reasons to be cheerful

Happy families; Radio, live transmission; Eat your greens.

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Greener, richer

Greener, richer

New research suggests that low-carbon infrastructure is not only ethical, it also yields greater economic returns.

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And f**k off they did

And f**k off they did

In May 2018, a group of 15 mostly Peruvian workers decided enough was enough...

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Civil society protests against fracking in Cheshire, 2016. Is a new wave of resistance coming? Photo: Dave Ellison / Alamy

Fracking haunts sceptred isle

Resistance is rising in the UK as the company behind the controversial energy-extraction process known as fracking gears up for a return to action.

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British aiding repression

British aiding repression

A secretive British government aid-fund has generated renewed controversy after a rights group revealed that it has been used to train people involved in torture and execution.

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Nightlife vs Nazis

Nightlife vs Nazis

Tbilisi’s clubbing scene is in the crosshairs of a war on culture led by reactionary elements in Georgia, opposed to its progressive ethos.

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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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Hands off

Hands off

Anti-groping badges are becoming a popular tool in Japanese women’s fight against sexual harassment or chikan.

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Big Bad World - Addict

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Country Profile: Botswana

Wame Molefhe profiles Botswana, where prosperity has morphed into corruption and inequality. But will the country’s future see it regain the sparkle its diamonds offer to the rich?

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Open Window - Repression

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Our time will return

The lines painted on his skin lead to the heartlands of identity, discovers Dan Baron Cohen.

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Letters

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A secretive British government aid-fund has generated renewed controversy after a rights group revealed that it has been used to train people involved in torture and execution.

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