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For the European development bank, democracy is an afterthought

Almost one in four euros lent by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in 2015 went to authoritarian countries, against the bank’s own mandate. By Fidanka Bacheva-McGrath.

Filed in: Belarus East Europe Europe

No place to fall sick: How refugees are barred from healthcare

The UN announced the suspension of aid to Syria after a deadly attack on a convoy near Aleppo. But air strikes are not the only obstacle to humanitarian aid, writes Isabelle Gerretsen.

Filed in: Europe Lebanon Sweden United Kingdom

When India’s soldiers return in body bags

As the country mourns its loss there is a proliferation of mindless patriotism, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Filed in: India

‘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.

Filed in: Libya Minorities

When Two Worlds Collide – people vs corporate greed

Vanessa Baird reviews a gripping new documentary from Peru which has global implications.

Filed in: Film Indigenous Peoples Peru

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.

Filed in: Democracy Drugs Human Rights Philippines

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.

Filed in: Drugs Human Rights Philippines Poverty

Reflections on the harsh criticism of Mother Teresa

There was certainly reason to be critical but what difference has it made? Mari Marcel Thekaekara asks.

Filed in: India

'King, not parliament, should be the target of Swazi protests’

The recent criticism of the Swazi government from many Swazis is misplaced. They should be blaming the country’s absolute monarch, says exiled political activist Sonkhe Dube. Peter Kenworthy reports.

Filed in: Swaziland

Ethiopia’s young men: Between hope and a hard place

In an attempt to improve women’s lives, this east African country is leaving young men behind, writes Nikki van der Gaag.

Filed in: Children Ethiopia Men Women

Laos: living with unexploded bombs, 40 years on

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

Filed in: Arms Vietnam

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