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Women

A voice for the voiceless in DRC

In her third and final instalment from the Congo, Erin Byrnes talks to journalists championing untold stories, despite working in a conflict zone.

Development

Should India still receive foreign aid?

NGO director Jamal Kidwai and activist and writer Praful Bidwai go head-to-head - read their arguments and join the debate.

Should donor nations give aid to countries with poor human rights records?

Human rights lawyer Errol Mendes and aid campaigner Jonathan Glennie go head-to-head - read their arguments and join the debate.

Culture

A treacherous occupation

Pakistan is the deadliest country to be a journalist, as Manzoor Ali knows only too well.

Eurovision re-opens old wounds in the Caucasus

Azerbaijan’s hosting of the event on 26 May has caused tensions in the region as Armenia pulls out.

Environment

Introducing… Kenya’s dam buster

Ikal Angelei is winning the fight to save Lake Turkana from Ethiopia’s Gibe III dam.

Australia puts a price on carbon

Climate campaigner Anna Rose welcomes the new levy on big polluters, saying it will push Oz into a far greener framework.

Food

Introducing… The Eight Great Greenwashers

Ahead of the Rio +20 Earth Summit, Danny Chivers exposes the canny, crafty and plain deceitful claims of corporations co-opting ‘sustainability’

The race to beat the West Africa food crisis

More than 13 million people are at risk of hunger in the Sahel. Jack Craze reports on reactions and reasons why.

Health

A boost for women’s health in Uganda

The work of the Uganda Women’s Health Initiative is paying dividends, as Jack Craze reports.

Letter from Botswana: ‘There’s a good side to this HIV

A new birth offers a sign of hope for Lauri Kubuitsile.

Politics

The truth behind Britain’s incredible shrinking economy

Michael Burke explains why the UK’s budget deficit is rising, not falling.

What would Che say about co-ops?

Can co-operatives revive Cuba’s sagging economy? John Restakis travels to Havana to find out.

Regions

The truth behind Britain’s incredible shrinking economy

Michael Burke explains why the UK’s budget deficit is rising, not falling.

What would Che say about co-ops?

Can co-operatives revive Cuba’s sagging economy? John Restakis travels to Havana to find out.

Science

Does the government have the right to monitor private emails?

Surveillance expert Robin Tudge and Professor of Conflict Beatrice de Graaf go head-to-head - read their arguments and join the debate.

Introducing Steve Parry

Our brand new columnist takes a humorous look at the internet’s past, present and future.

Society

What would Che say about co-ops?

Can co-operatives revive Cuba’s sagging economy? John Restakis travels to Havana to find out.

Justice catches up with Argentina’s baby-snatchers

A 30-year struggle has finally led to victory for the Grandmothers of the Disappeared. Libby Powell reports.

Spirituality

A word with Adonis

One of the greatest Arab poets of our time speaks to Giedre Steikunaite about creativity and consciousness.

Are religious schools bad for society?

Humanist Andrew Copson and feminist Catholic theologian Tina Beattie go head-to-head - read their arguments and join the debate.

War and Peace

Is the UN doing enough to keep peace in the Congo?

In the second of a three-part series from DRC, Erin Byrnes looks at the role of the UN mission in the region: vital guardians or toothless watchdogs?

Drone killings: a result of our animal instincts?

Or are they a mechanism that allows people to bypass a natural aversion to killing? Syed Hamad Ali investigates.

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