Tanzania is often described as a development success story in Africa. It doesn’t look that way if you study the facts of life for the poor.
Our sense of values continues to rotate in the spin-dryer. On the same day that Gandhi’s spectacles sell for millions, the Bank of England decides that money is worthless.
The Millennium Development Goal for access to drinking water is on track to reach its target. One possible explanation is that positive safe water images contribute to campaign success.
As Bond fiddles with his mobile internet gadget in the latest movie, which OneWorld Guide would be given that magical half second of screen-time? The Gender Guide is an unlikely candidate, given the denial of violence against women in western culture.
A visit to my local hospital reminds me that we might be branded as hypocrites in the UK if we criticize countries like Nigeria for corruption.
Rich countries must be really scared of something if they’re prepared to find such crazy amounts to rescue their banks. “Doing whatever is necessary” betrays some painful truths about our economic priorities.
Wangari Maathai spoke at an event in London on her way home after collecting the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo.