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The World Turned Upside Down

Traditional aid casts the global North as benefactors, the South as helpless victims. A Tanzanian development expert argues that the rise of new thinking and technology will help Africa to solve its own problems

Make Poverty History – The Inside View

For me the story really began in a field in Edinburgh a few days before the Gleneagles summit in July 2005. That day, we had about 250,000 people marching through the city to call on the G8 to “make poverty history”.

Words Around The World

While traditional publishing struggles, literary festivals have taken the international arts scene by storm. But who are they for, and how can they best balance the competing demands of art, politics and money? asks an author who has appeared at events from Glasgow to Gaza.

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