Articles by Chris Brazier

  • New Internationalist: the first 50 years – and the next

    Chris Brazier looks back over a career as co-editor that stretches back to 1984, remembering highlights and dark moments from Nicaragua to Vietnam, South Africa to Western Sahara and Burkina Faso.
  • Dejected Labour party members after a disasterous UK General Election

    So where on Earth do we go from here?

    Chris Brazier tries to see beyond the wreckage of the UK’s 2019 election.
  • Shahidul Alam

    Free Shahidul!

    Bangladeshi police have abducted renowned photographer Shahidul Alam. Chris Brazier explains what Alam's detention means and why he should be released.
  • Sabtenga: modernization knocks on the gates of tradition

    Chris Brazier's full interview with François Moné, the village's latest Chief.
  • Journey's End

    Chris Brazier returns to the village in Burkina Faso that he has visited every 10 years since helping to make a film there in 1985.
  • Map of Sabtenga - and 30 years of change in Burkina Faso

    How the village has grown - and some facts about how things have changed.
  • Then & Now

    A photographic account of changes over the years in: housing; water; education; health; sanitation; food and farming; technology; and women.
  • An Audience with the Chief

    Former military pilot François Moné has taken on the traditional role of Chief. He explains how he is using this to pursue the development of the village.
  • Autumn of the Patriarch

    The latest instalment in the lives of Adama, his four co-wives and their 26 children.
  • The Perils of Charity

    When rich and poor worlds collide, money is inevitably a problem.
  • Great Expectations

    Mariama’s sons are all trying to make their way in the wider world. But how do you explain to Africans that the rich world is now shutting its doors to migrants?
  • What exactly is ‘world fiction’?

    Chris Brazier interviews Elleke Boehmer, Professor of World Literature in English at Oxford University.
  • Turkey in turmoil

    Turkey’s president exploits the recent attempted coup against him to crack down on opponents. Chris Brazier reports.
  • The right not to sing the national anthem

    The integrity of individuals should not be questioned if they do not sing the national anthem, argues Chris Brazier.
  • Downfall of a murderer

    The dethroning of Burkina Faso’s Blaise Compaoré by a popular uprising has been long awaited by Chris Brazier.
  • Where are they now? Noushin Ahmadi Khorasani

    The Iranian women's rights activist on what she has been doing since she was featured in our March 2007 issue.
  • The heartbreak

    Why are so many women still dying in childbirth? *Chris Brazier* explains how they could be saved.
  • Meat's too expensive

    *Chris Brazier* makes the case for a green and fair diet.
  • Problems in paradise

    Tourism is booming – and every country seems to want more. But, *Chris Brazier* wonders, do they see the pitfalls?
  • Morocco

    Standing beside the extraordinary Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca – the world’s second-largest religious building, built jutting out
  • Western Sahara

    The Government of Western Sahara operates not from its own capital city, L’ayoun, but from a small patch of desert over the border in Algeria.
  • State Of Fear

    My heart is in overdrive, an audible, thumping backdrop to the racing anxiety of my mind. The police are coming for me first thing in the morning.
  • Thomas Sankara: Death of an incorruptible man

    A tribute to one of Africa's most promising leaders, murdered in October last year.