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Maoists, militias and mafias

Governments often speak of ‘poverty’ or‘deprivation’ as among the root causes of terrorism. There is muchrhetoric about addressing basic issues, which, it is believed, createfertile terrain for fundamentalists and extremists.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Fall of the House of Windsor

It seemed strange that amongst the hundreds of organisations’ stallsringing the inner circle of the World Social Forum stadium in Nairobithere were only two that served food. At eye-watering prices. All theother officially-registered, slightly more reasonably-priced foodvendors, who’d paid to be there, had been firmly placed outside thegates in the so-called ‘food court’ which I didn’t even find til thesecond day, given the total lack of anything resembling signs.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Rax Interview with Jonathan Mazower

Nothing worth fighting for has ever been achieved without a fight! Young people have always been the drivers of change – if we just accept the world as it is, for most people, that means continuing to have pretty miserable lives..…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Shack dwellers’ struggle

South Africa’s poor have been battling for the right to stay on their land for decades and continue to do so, despite the Government upping the ante..…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Everything free!

As we arrived this morning at the stadium where the World SocialForum is taking place, the traffic had come to a standstill. Which ispretty normal for Nairobi. But as we got out of the car to walk thefinal distance it became clear that this was no ordinary gridlock.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Welcome to Manila, the gates of hell

Novelist Dan Brown’s description is sadly apt, says Iris Gonzales.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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A savage spectacle

Witnessing a murder in the street, Maya Prabhu regrets that in the absence of a reliable judicial system, ordinary Ugandans are taking the law into their own hands.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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First impressions

Indian journalist Sulakshana Gupta arrives in Sierra Leone, from where she will be blogging for NI over the next few months, and begins to familiarize herself with life in Freetown. Indian journalist Sulakshana Gupta arrives in Sierra Leone, from where she will be blogging for NI over the next few months, and begins to familiarize herself with life in Freetown..…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Cholera protests reach Port au Prince

Just days before the elections, Haitians are becoming increasingly frustrated with the handling of the epidemic.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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A return to dictatorship or a Haitian Spring?

With increased public anger and a non-functioning government, something has to give, says Claire Fauset.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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