Inequality and development

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Poor tea pickers pay the price for a British cuppa | Letter
Letter: Sabita Banerji highlights the pitiful pay and conditions of tea plantation workers in response to an article about the high price of the brew

09, Nov, 2023 @5:57 PM

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‘I am afraid I will kill myself, like my husband’: spotlight on loan firms in Cambodia after Indigenous suicides
Microfinance was meant to reduce poverty, but borrowers allege they have been victims of ‘predatory’ loans and repayment tactics, which have led to desperation and deaths

Jack Brook

23, Oct, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Are women getting angrier? Maybe they’re just giving themselves permission to show it | Pragya Agarwal
Anger is still seen as admirable in men but unacceptable in women. It’s time to end the tyranny of gendered emotions

Pragya Agarwal

04, Oct, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Women in Afghanistan are fighting an unequal war. We need your support | Zahra Joya
The Taliban have barred us from the workplace, cut our access to healthcare and closed schools to us. Must we struggle alone?

Zahra Joya

06, Sep, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Don’t listen to the critics: reparations for slavery will right historical wrongs
A new report meticulously analyses the true cost of the transatlantic slave trade, showing how past and present are bound together

Kenneth Mohammed

21, Aug, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘We give our blood so they live comfortably’: Sri Lanka’s tea pickers say they go hungry and live in squalor
Top tea firms investigate as plantation workers say they have to pick 18kg a day but still skip meals and make their children work

Jeevan Ravindran in Maskeliya

23, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Injectable HIV-prevention drug to be made in South Africa for the first time
Indian drug company to make cheaper generic version of CAB-LA, potentially protecting millions of people in Africa from the virus

Zano Kunene

18, May, 2023 @5:30 AM

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‘We have a right to live in dignity’: Biharis in Bangladesh fight for equality – and jobs
The Urdu-speaking ethnic group was stateless for many years after the partition of India – and even now remain marginalised, living in cramped settlement camps and struggling to find formal work

Thaslima Begum in Mohammadpur

09, May, 2023 @1:00 PM

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World Bank chief calls for dramatic hike in funding to help developing world
Outgoing boss David Malpass says more money needed to combat overlapping crises of war, pandemics and climate emergency

Larry Elliott Economics editor

30, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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So fathers want to be ‘more present’ in the home? Put down your phone and I’ll tell you how | Nilanjana Bhowmick
Babysitting is all very well, but to truly lighten a woman’s load, partners must juggle physical, emotional and cognitive labour

Nilanjana Bhowmick

01, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Make poverty discrimination illegal like racism or sexism, urges UN official
Exclusive: ‘Povertyism’ restricts access to education, housing, jobs and benefits and must be outlawed, says UN rapporteur

Lizzy Davies

26, Oct, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Jam today: Nigerians turn a profit from the choked traffic of Lagos
The city’s 24 million people can sit in gridlocked streets for more than 30 hours a week. For some, that represents a good way to make a living

Adebayo Abdul Rahman in Lagos. Photographs by Benson Ibeabuchi

01, Sep, 2022 @5:30 AM

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