Richard Swift on East Africa’s first woman president, a Zanzibar-based organizer promising to protect Tanzanian workers and their basic freedoms.
A target to turn 30 per cent of the world’s land into protected areas for nature by 2030 is set to be agreed by world leaders in December. But not everyone is happy about it, as Amy Hall reports.
Christine Mungai reflects on the past, present and future of the relationship between China and the African continent.
What will be the definitive climate struggles of 2022? Danny Chivers shares global activists’ to do list.
Profiles of groups from Palestine, Mozambique, Uganda and India who are saying no to new oil and gas infrastructure.
Are legal punishments an effective way to tackle domestic violence, or are they failing to go to the heart of the problem? Leigh Goodmark and Stella Nyanzi go head to head.
Sex worker activists are under attack in Kyrgyzstan, writes Lauren Crosby Medlicott.
Nikki van der Gaag remembers the history of race and representation discussions in the development sector and asks, what has really changed?
Nanjala Nyabola explains the weighty, 'anti-citizen' African bureaucracies that have their origins in the colonial period.
Could solar-powered desalination help boost drinking water supplies in Kenya and beyond? Anthony Langat reports.
Communities that were decimated by Germany’s forgotten genocide are now demanding justice. Gouri Sharma reports.
Vanessa Baird analyses how the Global South is affected by the current trade turmoil – and old patterns of power.
Conservationists in the Global South are seeking sustainable pathways, finds Graeme Green.
Guangzhou is home to Asia’s largest African migrant population, who come to China chasing business opportunities, reputable universities and low living costs. Carlotta Dotto reports.
The beast that won’t lie down and die – the ISDS ‘investor protection’ racket is still with us, in all but name.
Promised plantation jobs, five years later these Mozambicans are still waiting, discovers Nils Adler.
Frances Guy makes a plea for traditional diplomacy in the age of the Trumpian tweet.
Chris Brazier looks back over a career as co-editor that stretches back to 1984, remembering highlights and dark moments from Nicaragua to Vietnam, South Africa to Western Sahara and Burkina Faso.
The soil is dying, the water’s running out, and climate change is rendering the future even more uncertain. Hazel Healy speaks to farmers in Senegal who are ready for a different system.