Mozambican smallholders thought they could do a deal with agribusiness. Hazel Healy reports on how transnational OLAM treated its so-called partners.
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Pope Francis is likely to be an improvement on Benedict, despite his contradictions writes Mark Engler.
The answer may not be a straight-forward no, even if the odds are stacked against it, says Mark Engler.
Filed in: Religion
Julia Buxton tracks a political journey leftwards – from admirer of Tony Blair to ‘fiery populist’ and champion of the Venezuelan poor.
The Ethiopian-born, US-based songwriter tells us about her inspirations and her earliest musical memory.
As the polls loom, Moses Wasamu outlines the implications of a fiercely contested vote, including candidates accused of crimes against humanity.
Sally Healy speaks to Hassan Sheikh Mohamud about his hopes for security in Somalia, which must begin to ‘address the bitter memories’ of its past.
Saleyha Ahsan on the grassroots NGOs providing humanitarian care in Syria, despite lack of support from major development agencies.
Paul Rogers on the danger of taking a simplistic view of the current conflict.
Ruth Stokes considers whether holidaying in war and disaster zones is ever justified.
Filed in: Tourism
Mischa Wilmers meets the activists fighting against industrial pollution – and for their health and environment.