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More than half the world cannot speak freely, report finds
Sharp rise in number of people facing a crisis in freedom of speech, while authors particularly alarmed by deterioration in India under Narendra Modi

Kaamil Ahmed

22, May, 2024 @3:00 AM

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As a war reporter, I trusted my fixer with my life. Two weeks later, he was kidnapped
Fixers are the backbone of the western news industry, but they face a profound disparity in pay, recognition and safety

Ann Neumann

20, May, 2024 @10:00 AM

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‘You need to be brave’: Tigray’s female cyclists ride again in the aftermath of war
The mountain roads of Ethiopia’s north have long ensured it is a hotbed of cycling, until two years of conflict devastated the region. Now, fragmented teams are reforming, determined to triumph

09, May, 2024 @4:00 AM

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‘A colonial mindset’: why global aid agencies need to get out of the way
With the world’s humanitarian system in crisis, many NGOs now recognise that local charities can deliver much more at far less cost

Fred Harter in Addis Ababa

07, May, 2024 @4:00 AM

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UK accused by Amnesty of ‘deliberately destabilising’ human rights globally
Rights chief also warns Britain will be ‘judged harshly by history for its failure to help prevent civilian slaughter in Gaza’

Karen McVeigh

24, Apr, 2024 @11:19 AM

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‘It’s rude not to offer three cups’: the lengthy, beloved coffee rituals binding Ethiopians together
Brewing can involve incense, butter, herbs or spices, and takes so long neighbours take it in turns. But they wouldn’t have it any other way

Fred Harter

23, Apr, 2024 @4:00 AM

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Refugee who left UK for holiday in 2008 stranded in east Africa for 16 years
Saleh Ahmed Handule Ali, now 33, had indefinite leave to remain in UK, but Home Office failed to keep a record

Diane Taylor

22, Apr, 2024 @4:00 AM

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‘War, refugees, destruction’: colonialism and conflict key themes of Venice Biennale
This year’s ‘Olympics of the art world’ features many artists wrestling with ideas of colonialism and its lingering influence

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

12, Apr, 2024 @4:00 AM

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‘We would not survive without coffee’: how rules made in Europe put Ethiopian farmers at risk
Coffee is the country’s biggest export, but millions of smallholders are being asked to provide paperwork to prove their land is not deforested

Fred Harter in Kafa, Ethiopia

09, Apr, 2024 @4:00 AM

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The hyenas of Harar: how a city fell in love with its bone-crunching carnivores
In an ancient walled city in eastern Ethiopia, the animals are fed in return for cleaning up the streets and keeping spirits at bay

Fred Harter in Harar

05, Apr, 2024 @4:00 AM

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Elite cyclist to lead London race while living in asylum hotel
Trhas Tesfay, from war-torn Ethiopia, says she suffers hunger headaches as she cannot eat Home Office hotel meals

Diane Taylor

04, Apr, 2024 @2:19 PM

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Dismay in Addis Ababa as ‘the soul of the city’ is razed for development
Ethiopia’s push to attract tourism and investment has seen the demolition of a historic district in the capital, with people’s homes and livelihoods destroyed

A Guardian reporter

04, Apr, 2024 @11:00 AM

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