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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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Here’s to narcissists, neo-cons and a brave new decade!

Time to consider the real scandals of the noughties, reckons Hadani Ditmars.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Feast and famine

With the Christmas parties and New Year feasting that's featuring in many millions of homes this week, the Radio New Internationalist team wants to get it's teeth into some of the interviews that we've done during 2007 about the food we're finding on our dinner tables: Angus Calder - a company director in search of more efficient agriculture - takes us through the problems that threaten our food supplies. As rising populations face falling levels of both water and agriculture land, he…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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An important victory against water privatization in South Africa

Some great news coming out of Johannesburg in the battle against water privatization. A High Court Judge has ruled the city's controversial usage ofprepayment water meters unconstitutional. This is a tremendous victoryfor those fighting water privatization in South Africa, andparticularly for residents of townships such as Soweto where the use ofprepayment meters has restricted people's access to water drastically.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Brazen Posturing

BP was under fire at its AGM for its tar sands investments - Jess Worth was there.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Let there be light

Will the Bumbuna Hydroelectric Project in Sierra Leone ever be completed? .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Bring workers’ rights back into fashion

Angered by the avoidable tragic factory collapse at Rana Plaza, Bangladesh, Mari Marcel Thekaekara looks at how we’ve regressed on employment.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Don’t cry for me, Patagonia

A new campaign highlights Argentina’s retrogressive energy policies.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Fresh-water sharks

I returned to the barge late last night after a hellish drive fromOxford. The main road had been closed - an accident, I presume - withthe result that streams of heavy traffic, including giant trucks, werediverted through tiny Cotswold villages with overhanging trees. For awhile my distopian vision returned - dead drivers strapped into carsthat have been immobile for years.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Niña’s Ark

So El Niño’s cold sister, La Niña, has deflected the jetstream andsubmerged the Heart of England under foul water. When in distress, it’shandy to finger something five miles high or off the coast of Peru. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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