Issue 414 of New Internationalist
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2008 is the International Year of Sanitation. Or, asks *Maggie Black*, is it the International Year of Silence and Embarrassment?
President of South Africa (though not for much longer).
Bangladeshi photographer *Shehzad Noorani* exposes the damage done to the Buriganga River.
Women desperately want toilets – but not as a health aid. *Libby Plumb* reports.
*Polyp*'s take on happiness
Nelson Mandela gets a birthday present from the US, being repealed from the Terror Watch List!
Powerful words from South Africa’s first black President
Unbelievably, people still exist whose task in life is shovelling shit, as *Mari Marcel Thekaekara* explains.
Colombian activist *Teófilo Acuña* on the danger of confronting paramilitaries.
Water privatization heads back to public management around the world
Why young rural Indians end up addicted to pills
A conscientious objector from Istanbul was beaten with sticks until he passed out