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Let’s salute those who are doing something positive

Mari Marcel Thekaekara is cheered by a confluence of ideas.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Why don’t they go and look?

Forget number-crunching; development workers need to get out into the field to understand poverty, writes Maggie Black..…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Kenyan railroad to sweep aside slums

Nairobi’s poor will lose their homes and livelihoods, writes Maina Waruru.…

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Is Cambodia’s skyscraper dream a nightmare?

The building work currently going on in Phnom Penh may also reveal the inadequacies of the country’s ‘progress’, writes David Hutt.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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A counterfeit life in a Philippines slum

Informal dwellers are struggling to survive in Metro Manila, says Iris Gonzales.…

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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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