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PHOTO ESSAY: Mali’s road to recovery

During war, markets help people survive. Irina Mosel captures life in the vibrant markets of Mali.

Development

Fighting Ebola on the frontline

Dr Oliver Johnson tells Gabriella Jóźwiak about the current crisis and the long-term prognosis for Sierra Leone’s health system.

Why is Britain using a suspect charity to deliver aid to Syria?

How British money could be helping the Assad regime. Tam Hussein reports.

Culture

Syria’s gardens of death

Lebanese artist Tania el-Khoury speaks to Cristiana Moisescu about her newest project, an art installation at the Birmingham Fierce Festival.

‘In Cuba, my books fall apart and vanish’

Top novelist Leonardo Padura talks with Vanessa Baird on why his books disappear in Cuba, and his hopes and fears for the country’s future.

Environment

Sharing water is key to peace in the Middle East

Samantha North highlights the vital role played by water in current conflicts.

The myth of ethical gold

Certification schemes notwithstanding, clean gold is a bit of a scam, says Stephanie Boyd.

Food

Fill bellies, not bins

Lydia James uncovers some novel ways to divert food from landfill.

Tackling food waste, one big picnic at a time

Thanks to grassroots action, corporations are being encouraged to divert edible excess from bins to bellies. Jemma Crew reports.

Health

Fighting Ebola on the frontline

Dr Oliver Johnson tells Gabriella Jóźwiak about the current crisis and the long-term prognosis for Sierra Leone’s health system.

The world must wake up: Ebola outbreak is not just a West African problem

Charlene Rodrigues wonders why a nonchalant attitude prevailed for so long.

Politics

Egypt: amending the penal code, shattering civil society

NGOs, activists, journalists, filmmakers: all should fear the latest state crackdown, writes Chalaine Chang.

How did Gandhi win?

Mark Engler and Paul Engler consider the lessons from the Salt March for today’s social movements.

Regions

Egypt: amending the penal code, shattering civil society

NGOs, activists, journalists, filmmakers: all should fear the latest state crackdown, writes Chalaine Chang.

How did Gandhi win?

Mark Engler and Paul Engler consider the lessons from the Salt March for today’s social movements.

Science

Thailand’s youth asked to cyber-spy for the state

Not satisfied with its crackdown on internet freedom, the junta has new plans to increase its control, reveals David Nathan.

And finally: Uri Fruchtmann

The filmmaker and director tells Jo Lateu why he supports activists who expose wrongdoing through video.

Society

Egypt: amending the penal code, shattering civil society

NGOs, activists, journalists, filmmakers: all should fear the latest state crackdown, writes Chalaine Chang.

How did Gandhi win?

Mark Engler and Paul Engler consider the lessons from the Salt March for today’s social movements.

Spirituality

Iraq’s displaced forced to flee militant group for a second time

Matthew Vickery and Sheren Khalel report on a desperate situation for the country’s refugees.

Should halal and kosher methods of slaughter be banned?

Viva! campaigner Tony Wardle and social commentator Mohammed Ansar go head to head.

War and Peace

Bombing in the Middle East again: three easy questions

Dan Smith provides some thought-provoking answers.

The most dangerous job in the world

Lydia James talks to Syrian Civil Defense volunteers about their work, the risks and their motivation.

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