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Is teaching English in poor countries a misguided form of philanthropy?

Such ‘aid’ will only ever lift a few out of poverty, argues Dan Falvey.

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Four million in need of humanitarian assistance in South Sudan

A dispatch from aid worker Rosie Crowther at Christian Aid who warns of a growing emergency largely ignored by the British media.

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Forget population policies: give women choice and control

Lana Groves argues that the best way to reduce fertility rates is to improve women and girls’ schooling.

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The big Serbian information shutdown

Repression, self-censorship and the state funding of media have silenced Serbian journalists critical of the government, writes Alexia Kalaitzi.

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Injecting healthcare into Nairobi’s slums

Phoebe Shiu argues for public immunization programmes to become a top health priority.

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Trading blows

Thomas Mc Donagh on the trade treaties that will land a knock-out punch on any dreams of sustainable development.  

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Have the public had enough of manipulative charity marketing?

NGOs are seen as cash-obsessed with advertising campaigns portraying beneficiaries as hapless victims, says Natalie Nezhati.

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Colombia’s smiley face hides torture and repression

Those who trade with Colombia should look at the plight of its political prisoners, writes Hannah Matthews.

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Unequal in worth, unequal in death

Samah Jabr considers the inconsistency of the preaching by Israel and its supporters regarding the value of human life.

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Time to break up Iraq

Hawar Jamal Ameen explains why dividing up the country is the only way to end the deadly stalemate.

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Corruption in high places: Britain’s involvement in the arms trade

Andrew Smith speaks to Nicholas Gilby, author, campaigner and winner of a landmark case against the British government. 

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