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Fiction

What exactly is ‘world fiction’?

Chris Brazier interviews Elleke Boehmer, Professor of World Literature in English at Oxford University.

Development

Ebola - the facts

Statistics and more on the spread of the virus through West Africa.

Switched on

Technology, whether low or high, needs to be appropriate and within reach to make a difference.

Culture

The Zapatista’s CompArte art festival in images

Over a thousand artists gathered in Chiapas, Mexico for an art festival for humanity. Ryan Mallett-Outtrim reports, in this photo essay.

Culture of the heart: from China to the West

A great-grandfather’s autobiographical account reveals a window into the past and present, writes Peter Kenworthy.

Environment

It’s heating up: ‘Unions can play a vital role in the battle for climate justice’

Danny Chivers talks to Anabella Rosemberg of the International Trade Union Confederation about putting climate change on the labour movement’s agenda.

I will never give up my land’

Roxana Olivera talks to Goldman Environment Prize winner Máxima Acuña.

Food

In Venezuela’s difficult times the grassroots are stronger

The time has come for rural communities to play an important role in the country, reports Tamara Pearson.

Because the river told me’

Peasant farmers resisting the violence of agribusiness. By Nils McCune.

Health

Did we learn the right lessons from Ebola?

And will Sierra Leone be ready, should the virus return? Hazel Healy travelled there to find out.

Everything is on my shoulders’

Serah Tomba went from being a student to sole carer of seven orphans.

Politics

Duterte’s drug war threatens Philippine democracy

On this International Day of Democracy, Iris Gonzales reports on the heavy-handed campaign of the country’s president.

Photo Gallery: visualizing Philippine democracy through UN SDGs

For International Day of Democracy, Iris Gonzales offers snap shots of the country’s corruption, poverty and drug war.

Regions

‘Libya needs to start again from scratch’: Interview with the President of the Amazigh Supreme Council

Khaire Elhamesi, the elected chair of Libya’s Amazigh representative body, explains to Karlos Zurutuza how to cope with the ongoing turmoil in the country.

Duterte’s drug war threatens Philippine democracy

On this International Day of Democracy, Iris Gonzales reports on the heavy-handed campaign of the country’s president.

Science

Beating the digital titans

You can take action at a practical and technological level – and a political one.

No, Mr Zuckerberg: India’s fight for freedom against Facebook

Few can resist the tech titans. Prabir Purkayastha tells the story of Indians who went into battle against Facebook, for freedom – and won.

Society

‘Libya needs to start again from scratch’: Interview with the President of the Amazigh Supreme Council

Khaire Elhamesi, the elected chair of Libya’s Amazigh representative body, explains to Karlos Zurutuza how to cope with the ongoing turmoil in the country.

Duterte’s drug war threatens Philippine democracy

On this International Day of Democracy, Iris Gonzales reports on the heavy-handed campaign of the country’s president.

Spirituality

A word with Shazia Mirza

Comedian Shazia Mirza reveals her inspirations, fears and political passions.

Walking in Bethlehem this Christmas when peace is absent

Giedre Steikunaite watches the city prepare for the most important day on the Christian calendar.

War and Peace

Laos: living with unexploded bombs, 40 years on

US bombs still kill in Laos – even decades years after being dropped.

How not to build peace: what’s been missing from the UN process

UN peacekeeping is big business, but is it achieving its aims? asks Louisa Waugh.

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