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 Photo: Maheder Haileselassie

Southern Exposure: Maheder Haileselassie

Highlighting the work of artists and photographers from the Majority World.

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Clockwise from top left: A typical neighbourhood corner shop in Uzbekistan; Tajik bakers selling bread at Siab Bazaar – the main market in Samarkand; friendly smiles from children; the ship graveyard on the former shore of the Aral Sea in Moynak; and two women sheltering from the heat.  Photos by Christopher Simmons.

Country Profile: Uzbekistan

Last December, in a ballot described as ‘a sham’ by international observers, the country elected Mirziyoyev as successor of its first post-independence president and long-time dictator Karimov. But things might not get that much better, writes Tina Burrett.

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Open Window - European Art

Payam Boromand from Iran with ‘European Art’

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Cochabamba fire. Illustration by Sarah John

Lights in the mountains

Not a sign of progress but a cause for alarm. Amy Booth reports from Cochabamba’s overlong dry season.

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Letters

Praise, blame and all points in between? Your feedback published in the November 2017 magazine.

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Why some punchlines are beyond a joke

Jokes may have more power to make people think than facts – but is mainstream comedy doing enough to open people’s minds? Kate Smurthwaite jabs back at the comedians with only easy targets in their sights.

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Reasons to be cheerful

It’s always sunny; Find me a river; No more puppy mills.

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Cash averts famine in Somalia

Cash averts famine in Somalia

SIM cards loaded with cash handed out across the country have been credited with staving off a Somali famine after warnings of an impending crisis in February. Roshni Majumdar reports.

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Brexit threat to Africa trade

Brexit threat to Africa trade

East-African campaigners are warning Brexit may hit some Global South economies by harming their ability to export to Britain – a key market for some. Nick Dowson reports

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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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The dark side of the desert Louvre

Downtrodden workers have been ignored in France’s rush to a cultural partnership with the building of the UAE’s new Louvre gallery. Yohann Koshy reports.

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Sanctuary scholarships for migrant students

Sanctuary scholarships for migrant students

Seven students are now studying at SOAS university in London thanks to ‘sanctuary scholarships’, reports Hazel Healy. These scholarships have enabled them to take up their degrees despite the British government’s efforts to create a ‘hostile environment’ for migrants. Hazel Healy reports.

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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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Bleeding veggie burger

Bleeding veggie burger

Meat without ‘murder’ might seem a worthy goal, but even if most vegans did want to eat a convincing replica of the real thing, is it safe? Yohann Koshy reports on a new vegan food product from Silicon Valley.

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Southern Exposure: Maheder Haileselassie

Highlighting the work of artists and photographers from the Majority World.

November, 2017 507 Buy
Country Profile: Uzbekistan

Last December, in a ballot described as ‘a sham’ by international observers, the country elected Mirziyoyev as successor of its first post-independence president and long-time dictator Karimov. But things might not get that much better, writes Tina Burrett.

Tina Burrett and Christopher Simons November, 2017 507 Buy
Big Bad World - Temporary Sanity

A cartoon by P J Polyp

P J Polyp November, 2017 507 Buy
Open Window - European Art

Payam Boromand from Iran with ‘European Art’

Payam Boromand November, 2017 507 Buy
Lights in the mountains

Not a sign of progress but a cause for alarm. Amy Booth reports from Cochabamba’s overlong dry season.

Amy Booth November, 2017 507 Buy
Letters

Praise, blame and all points in between? Your feedback published in the November 2017 magazine.

November, 2017 507 Read
Why some punchlines are beyond a joke

Jokes may have more power to make people think than facts – but is mainstream comedy doing enough to open people’s minds? Kate Smurthwaite jabs back at the comedians with only easy targets in their sights.

Kate Smurthwaite November, 2017 507 Buy
Reasons to be cheerful

It’s always sunny; Find me a river; No more puppy mills.

November, 2017 507 Buy
Cash averts famine in Somalia

SIM cards loaded with cash handed out across the country have been credited with staving off a Somali famine after warnings of an impending crisis in February. Roshni Majumdar reports.

Roshni Majumdar November, 2017 507 Buy
Brexit threat to Africa trade

East-African campaigners are warning Brexit may hit some Global South economies by harming their ability to export to Britain – a key market for some. Nick Dowson reports

Nick Dowson November, 2017 507 Buy
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.

Mustapha Dumbaya November, 2017 507 Buy
The dark side of the desert Louvre

Downtrodden workers have been ignored in France’s rush to a cultural partnership with the building of the UAE’s new Louvre gallery. Yohann Koshy reports.

Yohann Koshy November, 2017 507 Buy
Sanctuary scholarships for migrant students

Seven students are now studying at SOAS university in London thanks to ‘sanctuary scholarships’, reports Hazel Healy. These scholarships have enabled them to take up their degrees despite the British government’s efforts to create a ‘hostile environment’ for migrants. Hazel Healy reports.

Hazel Healy November, 2017 507 Buy
Introducing... Leo Varadkar

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

Richard Swift November, 2017 507 Buy
Bleeding veggie burger

Meat without ‘murder’ might seem a worthy goal, but even if most vegans did want to eat a convincing replica of the real thing, is it safe? Yohann Koshy reports on a new vegan food product from Silicon Valley.

Yohann Koshy November, 2017 507 Buy