New Internationalist

Most Africans have no more contact with famine and war than we do. Villagers all over the continent are quietly making ends meet, seeking to make as good a life as possible for themselves and their families. Chris Brazier returns to a village in Burkina Faso he visited 10 years ago to see how people’s lives have changed. How have htey been affected by another decade of ‘development’?

June 1995, Issue 268

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Heart and soul
Chris Brazier returns after 10 years to a village in Burkina Faso. How much has changed? And are the same people still alive?
Burden of dreams
Plenty of progress to witness but contraception could have arrived earlier for Mariama.
The razor's end
The genital mutilation of girls was the rule 10 years ago - is it still the rule now?
New life for old - Coca Maloni
Profile of an old woman who excised girls.
The baobab's last stand
The old chief has given way to the new elected variety, who is busy planting trees.
Pandora's bottle
A gift to the clinic turns into a can of worms.
Across the great divide
A visit to school at the painful junction between rich and poor worlds.
Who killed the Lion King?
A hero, a murder and a betrayal.
Four wives, one God
The puzzle of polygamy and what it measn to the women who live with it.
Lending a hand
Collective action in Africa and the West.
Newsworthy stories this month.
The NI interview with Vandana Shiva
Sue Wheat talks to one of the South’s leading environmental activists about ‘creative non-cooperation’.
Book, film and music reviews, plus a Marge Piercy classic.
By Steve Eckardt.