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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.

A word with Okwiri Oduor

Kenyan author Okwiri Oduor talks to Chris Brazier about winning this year’s Caine Prize for African Writing.

Environment

Saving the Solomons’ cloud forest

Indigenous landowners are taking their government to court over alleged irregularities in a logging company deal. Kayt Davies investigates.

Spied on by BP

Why did an oil company go to such lengths to monitor Jess Worth’s activism? Perhaps we are more powerful than we think.

Food

PHOTO ESSAY: Mali’s road to recovery

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

Fill bellies, not bins

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

Health

Evergreening and how Big Pharma keeps drug prices high

Drug companies keep a tight leash on patenting, depriving tax-payers of millions each year. Deborah Gleeson and Hazel Moir explore the issue.

A deeper pain

The daily reality of life in Gaza creates unseen psychological scars, writes psychiatrist Samah Jabr.

Politics

We are the people, we are the giant

A new documentary on the Arab Spring, We Are The Giant, delves into the lives of three activists from Libya, Bahrain and Syria. Cristiana Moisescu explores its story.

Saving the Solomons’ cloud forest

Indigenous landowners are taking their government to court over alleged irregularities in a logging company deal. Kayt Davies investigates.

Regions

A third intifada in the making?

From tit-for-tat attacks to home evictions, the situation in East Jerusalem bodes ill, warns Noreen Sadik.

A false Messiah: Turkey’s negative role in the Middle East

Accused of aiding IS and still oppressing its Kurdish population… Turkey’s reputation is in tatters, argues Naila Bozo.

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

A false Messiah: Turkey’s negative role in the Middle East

Accused of aiding IS and still oppressing its Kurdish population… Turkey’s reputation is in tatters, argues Naila Bozo.

From the Berlin Wall to today

What mainstream commentators get wrong about the historic uprisings of 1989, and what civil resistance gets right. Mark Engler and Paul Engler explore the issue.

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

A false Messiah: Turkey’s negative role in the Middle East

Accused of aiding IS and still oppressing its Kurdish population… Turkey’s reputation is in tatters, argues Naila Bozo.

What does Boko Haram want?

Andrew Noakes analyses the movement’s origins and looks at possible solutions for Nigeria.

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