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When a winning smile is not enough

Beauty contests are now big business, but have lost their appeal for Lauri Kubuitsile in her latest Letter From Botswana.

Filed in: Botswana, Culture and Women

Letter from Botswana: ET is not an alien

New columnist Lauri Kubuitsile introduces dry and dusty Mahalapye- a town that has stolen her heart.

Filed in: Botswana, Development (Aid) and Migration

Letter from Cairo

The future is unknown, but we can learn on the job, says Maria Golia.

Filed in: Egypt and Social Change

A fierce beauty

Maria Golia experiences beautiful music and blunt talk at a Cairo gathering.

Filed in: Culture, Egypt and Music

Egyptian laughter

In a climate of uncertainty, Maria Golia discovers that laughter can sound hollow.

Filed in: Egypt

Letter from Cairo

Love can be tough amid the boredom and despair of a city slum, writes Maria Golia.

Filed in: Egypt

What is a 'true Egyptian'?

There may be no easy answer, but identity has become an obsession, discovers Maria Golia, among a people in turmoil.

Filed in: Egypt

Charmless change

Gentrification has hit the oldest areas of Beirut, to Reem Haddad’s great chagrin.

Filed in: Lebanon

Doubters and dreamers

The triumphant return of a warlord sees Reem Haddad lamenting people’s short memories.

Filed in: Lebanon

A stitch in time saves...

Maria Golia’s tailor has the currency markets stitched up.

Filed in: Egypt

A rooftop view

After the euphoria, reality is beginning to bite, says Maria Golia.

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