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Female Genital Mutilation behind the headlines

Samora Asere interviews AnnaMaria Lepedo Chumakan, a Samburu woman in North-central Kenya about the practice of FGM in her community.

PHOTO ESSAY: World governments’ broken sanitation pledge stinks

On World Toilet Day, 2.5 billion people still lack the most basic of human needs, reports Jameela Freitas.

Filed in: Politics, Poverty, Water and Women

‘My father is my inspiration’

The family of a murdered human rights defender in the DRC talks to Sian Griffiths about the legacy of Pascal Kabungulu.

Filed in: Activism, Congo, Democratic Republic of, Human Rights and Women

Jane Bussmann on the poverty industry, Kony and dance therapy

Lydia James talks to the British comedy writer as she begins a tour of her new show, unsuitable for both children and NGO staff.

Filed in: Africa and Society

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Syria’s medical system is at breaking point

The country’s ongoing civil war is preventing treatment for those with chronic illnesses and acute injuries, reports Resham Khiani.

Filed in: Conflict, Health, Medicine and Syria

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Ken Loach: why I support a cultural boycott of Israel

The acclaimed film director talks to Frank Barat about Palestine, politics, and why he wants to keep causing trouble.

Filed in: Activism, Culture, Film, Israel and Palestine

PHOTO ESSAY: For Eritrean migrants, there is more dignity in death

Tim Baster and Isabelle Merminod capture the painful goodbyes of the survivors of the recent Lampedusa tragedy and the victims’ families.

Filed in: Eritrea, European Union, Human Rights, Italy and Migration

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Mining interests trump local democracy in Greece

But a wave of social unrest may derail the government’s economic agenda, says Jen Wilton.

Filed in: Activism, Greece and Mining

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'Wind turbine syndrome' can be prevented by the wonder drug called money

Farm hosts tell a very different story to wind farm naysayers, says Simon Chapman.

Filed in: Australia, Climate Change, Energy and Environment

Thanks to British banks, coal is king in Indonesian Borneo

Local villages are being evicted while the City of London and mining companies binge on fossil fuels. Alex Scrivener reports.

Filed in: Energy, Environment, Forests, Indonesia and Mining

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Asylum denied to teenager at risk of FGM

Why is Britain threatening to send a Nigerian girl back home to face female genital mutilation? asks Mischa Wilmers.

Filed in: England, Human Rights, Nigeria and Women

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