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Building a better media

Hazel Healy on how independent outlets are gaining traction.

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(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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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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Photo: Claude Sauvageot

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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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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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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A Black Friday scene in the US.Photo: © Net Watch USA

The dark side of Christmas: the impact on sweatshops

It’s not elves, but underpaid Chinese workers working around the clock that will enable you to unwrap your presents, writes Amoge Ukaegbu.

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Mixed Media: Books

Latest releases, including fiction by Vamba Sherif.

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Orcadian artist Louise Bichan builds a musical bridge between memory and motherland.

Mixed Media: Music

Louise Gray reviews releases from Louise Bichan and Sun Ra.

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Chicago women launch a sex-strike for peace in Spike Lee’s turbulent and exuberant Chi-Raq.

Mixed Media: Films

Malcolm Lewis reviews Chi-Raq and The Unknown Girl.

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A word with Moby

The singer and musician talks to Graeme Green about fame, frustration and failing systems.

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Big Bad World - Onlinenacht

Big Bad World - Onlinenacht

The latest offering from cartoonist Polyp.

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Clockwise from top left: A song-and-dance group prepare to perform at a church in the Mingkaman camp for internally displaced people (IdPs), which has often held as many as 100,000 people during the conflicts of the past few years; villagers in Unity State in the north watch a plane drop sacks of food aid; the boys looking after African-longhorned cattle are also from the Mingkaman camp, in Lakes State; the dinka women drumming have just had a training session aimed at making them aware that gender-based violence is a crime; Amer Agoot is pictured at the river port of Bor, having been forced to flee an IdP camp when men invaded her hut and robbed her of the little she had left.Photos: Andrew McConnell / Panos Pictures.

Country profile: South Sudan

Eleanor Hobhouse considers the state of Africa's newest nation, five years after independence.

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Building a better media

Hazel Healy on how independent outlets are gaining traction.

Hazel Healy January, 2017 499 Read
Autumn of the Patriarch

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

Chris Brazier January, 2017 499 Read
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.

Chris Brazier January, 2017 499 Read
Then & Now

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

Chris Brazier January, 2017 499 Read
Map of Sabtenga - and 30 years of change in Burkina Faso

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

Chris Brazier January, 2017 499 Read
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.

Chris Brazier January, 2017 499 Read
The dark side of Christmas: the impact on sweatshops

It’s not elves, but underpaid Chinese workers working around the clock that will enable you to unwrap your presents, writes Amoge Ukaegbu.

Amoge Ukaegbu December, 2016 498 Read
Mixed Media: Books

Latest releases, including fiction by Vamba Sherif.

New Internationalist Editorial December, 2016 498 Read
Mixed Media: Music

Louise Gray reviews releases from Louise Bichan and Sun Ra.

Louise Gray December, 2016 498 Read
Mixed Media: Films

Malcolm Lewis reviews Chi-Raq and The Unknown Girl.

Malcolm Lewis December, 2016 498 Read
A word with Moby

The singer and musician talks to Graeme Green about fame, frustration and failing systems.

Graeme Green December, 2016 498 Read
Only Planet - Electronic voting

Cartoon by Marc Roberts.

Marc Roberts December, 2016 498 Read
Southern Exposure: Sucheta Das

A sole story by Sucheta Das.

Sucheta Das December, 2016 498 Read
Big Bad World - Onlinenacht

The latest offering from cartoonist Polyp.

P J Polyp December, 2016 498 Read
Country profile: South Sudan

Eleanor Hobhouse considers the state of Africa's newest nation, five years after independence.

Eleanor Hobhouse December, 2016 498 Read