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World regions and development

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Sex and fertility versus health in AIDS stricken Africa|

How do you reconcile the basic sexual and fertility needs of 25 million Africans with the stark reality of HIV/AIDS?


Policing Europe's borders|

Europe depends on partnerships with West and North African security forces to help crack down on irregular migration, but this has created an 'illegality industry' which causes unnecessary suffering for those who become its targets.


Charity without compassion|

When it comes to responding to human suffering, are we turning into a nation that clears its conscience with a cheque?


Africa's health crisis|

The world is waking up to Africa's health crisis and realising a different approach is needed.

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Rio project a model for research|

Why we should be taking a leaf out of the Rio project and adopting a multi-stakeholder model when it comes to research. 

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Singing songs of AIDS in South Africa|

Singing about the taboo subject of AIDS prevention and treatment in South Africa can have unintended consequences for those who sing



Aid agencies neglecting Rwandan genocide survivors|

How a lack of focus on survivors is contributing to their continuing marginalisation and impoverishment.



Rethinking the politics of hunger|

When it's rational to do nothing in the face of starvation.



The Afghan pygmy who turned into a giant|

The crisis in Afghanistan is neither simple nor new, shows work by a regular visitor to the troubled country.