The people who would have been labelled bullies in school are described as captains of industry in the adult world, says Steve Parry.
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Contradictions and extremes on an island country ‘invented by colonization’.
Filed in: Mauritius
The outspoken film director renowned for his social-realist directing style, his socialist beliefs, and for turning down an OBE, talks to Amy Hall.
Laughter and tolerance run dry in a land where HIV is still a swear word, says Wame Molefhe.
Filed in: Writing home
Once on the FBI’s ‘most wanted’ list, the civil rights activist has no intention of slowing down. She talks to Frank Barat about her inspiration.
Maria Golia considers Egypt’s past, present and future.
Filed in: Egypt
Modern surreal police tactics make writing comedy about protests an easy job for Chris Coltrane.
Former humanitarian chief defends the UN’s record during the civil war in Sri Lanka, but critics are unlikely to be convinced says Chris Harmer.
Worldbeater dishes the dirt on Ilham Aliyev, master of autocratic self-enrichment.
Filed in: Azerbaijan
With 7 out of 10 Latinos voting to re-elect Barack Obama, Republicans are debating whether to alter their hardline immigration stance, says Mark Engler.
The veteran journalist talks to Libby Powell about the dearth of tweeting Tuaregs, reporting war crimes and the scourge of guinea worm.
Filed in: Media