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Week in pictures: From South Africa to Venezuela

Week in pictures: From South Africa to Venezuela

From protests in South Africa and Venezuela to hunger in Somalia, here is the week in photos.

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EU eyes 'new era' of partnership with Pacific

EU eyes 'new era' of partnership with Pacific

The head of the European Union's international development arm says its partnership with the Pacific Islands region is at the dawn of a new era. With the EU's current partnership agreement with the Af...

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No respite for Rohingya as Aung San Suu Kyi rejects abuse inquiry – in pictures

No respite for Rohingya as Aung San Suu Kyi rejects abuse inquiry – in pictures

The UN’s main human rights body is assembling a team to investigate alleged abuses against Rohingya Muslims, putting the organisation at loggerheads with Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. Meanwhile,...

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AfDB ranks energy as top priority with focus on off-grid solutions

AfDB ranks energy as top priority with focus on off-grid solutions

With just two out of five people in Africa hooked up to power, electrifying the continent is a top priority for the African Development Bank. A series of new policies and plans are pushing for new off...

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Syria's humanitarian crisis: three ways Trump could help

Syria's humanitarian crisis: three ways Trump could help

In the wake of Donald Trump’s harsh condemnation of the chemical attack in Syria this week, some of the world’s largest humanitarian groups outlined steps the White House could take to alleviate suffe...

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What Brexit means for international development

What Brexit means for international development

If Britain's strong and (mostly) positive legacy to international development is to be maintained, the government that emerges under Theresa May's leadership must be committed to an internationalist, ...

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The end of the golden age

The end of the golden age

The end of the Cold War and the apparent triumph of Western liberalism can be seen to have ushered in a ‘golden age’ for international NGOs (INGOs). They were seen by many as the ‘magic bullet’ for so...

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New Caledonia bracing for Cyclone Cook

New Caledonia bracing for Cyclone Cook

Tropical Cyclone Cook is forecast to intensify to a category 4 storm when it hits New Caledonia later today, having already caused flooding in Vanuatu's central islands.

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Outsourced labour: international surrogacy and women’s rights

Outsourced labour: international surrogacy and women’s rights

The growing trend of couples travelling to developing countries to find surrogate mothers raises complex questions – does inequality undermine the surrogate’s consent? Should this be regulated?

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Feed the starving? Guns are the true cause of hunger and famine

Feed the starving? Guns are the true cause of hunger and famine

Famines are often sold to the public as being just about hunger, but they are far more complex. Simon O'Connell reflects on the role of conflict as the main driver of famine

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