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Bilharzia, or ‘snail fever’ is one of the infamous diseases of the tropics, affecting roughly 250 million people from China and the Philippines to Africa, the Middle East, Brazil and the Caribbean.
‘No-one will ever buy a magazine on world poverty’. So said the sceptics when New Internationalist was launched - 10 years ago this month.
Issue editor Dexter Tiranti looks at the contradiction between public need and private greed when travelling from A to B.
‘At no time in history has such a rapid change in human behaviour been recorded as is the case with the recent decline in breast feeding in developing countries’ argues Dr. G.J. Ebrahim
No-one here seems to know or care what it will be like to live in a society without brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles or cousins.
For more than 73 years the Melanesian people of the group of Pacific islands known as the New Hebrides lived under a shared and shoddy Anglo-French rule.
Does Africa’s transport future lie with the motor vehicle? Maggie Black argues for the combustion engine.
The International Monetary Fund, shy twinbrother of the World Bank and godfather to three generations of subservient Finance Ministers is being challenged to come clean or get out.
A Filipino jeepney driver talks about his life to Ruth Seitz.
One of Brazil’s biggest development projects of the 1970s, Sue Branford examines the highway’s progress.
Ernest Ostro looks at the world of maritime freight from the viewpoint of Third World exporters.
Freeway development resistance in Melbourne. By Bob Hawkins.
Michael Hamer attacks motorway construction programmes which hit the already disadvantaged.
Trishaw, drivers threatened by city planners. Peter Rimmer reports.
Ian Barwell outlines the case for bikes to be brought into the mainstream of traffic thinking.
Climate change adaptation (Issue 451)
Anti-Muslim fervour is rife – yet is being ignored by the authorities, says Lewis Garland.
Mari Marcel Thekaekara congratulates the country’s Dalit community on finally winning legal protection against discrimination.
‘The Wicked Witch is dead’ but although he’s celebrating, Alan Hughes urges us to fight on against everything she stood for.
Argument: Is it time to ditch the pursuit of economic growth?
As Mother’s Day approaches in India, Mari Marcel Thekaekara reflects on how motherhood has changed along with the online communication boom.
In a nutshell: the countries most recently featured in the New Internationalist magazine.
Sharp insights from an array of guest writers.
Personal stories from our own correspondents.
Interviews with inspirational people.
Reviews of the latest books, films and music.
Seeing the world through a Southern lens.
A regular column from some of the best writers of the South.
Taking aim at the rich and powerful.
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