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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 Women

The dirt on Teodoro Obiang

Richard Swift takes aim at the tyrannical President of Equatorial Guinea in this month’s ‘Worldbeater’.

Filed in: Equatorial Guinea Oil Politics Wealth

A word with Adonis

One of the greatest Arab poets of our time speaks to Giedre Steikunaite about creativity and consciousness.

Filed in: Culture Democracy Islam Poetry Religion

Country profile: Zambia

Mary Namakando digs out facts and ratings on one of Southern Africa’s most politically stable countries and probes President Sata’s grapple with corruption.

Filed in: Democracy Economics Politics Wealth Zambia

The unpalatable reality of working for Apple

A fresh wave of reports unveiling exploitation in the iPad empire are forcing Apple to clean up up its act, reports Mark Engler.

Filed in: China Human Rights Trade Unions Wealth Work

Being nice and doing good

Having opinions on social justice may seem like common sense so why does it incite people to shout in your face? wonders Josie Long.

Filed in: Activism Democracy Politics Society

Foreign Beggars

The artists from hip-hop group Foreign Beggars on street-rooted storytelling and why they won’t dumb down their music.

Filed in: Music Youth

Kyrgyzstan

Nick Megoran revisits one of the poorest of the former Soviet republics and finds that instability, corruption and ethnic tensions remain.

Filed in: Kyrgyzstan

Going to Glastonbury is NOT political activism!

Our superb new columnist, comedian and writer Josie Long, on her political awakening and not having a smock.

Filed in: Social Change

Obama's broken resolutions

Unfulfilled promises may come back to haunt Obama this election year, says Mark Engler.

Filed in: Democracy United States

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 Migration

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