EDITORIAL:

Women rise to the occasion

RICHARD SYNGE
The fact that women joined, fully and vocally, in the protests that led to the downfall of the dictatorships in Tunisia and Egypt is just one among many signals that female emancipation cannot be stopped. It is a powerful force for change, even in countries where traditional views about the...
INBOX:

Out of Africa: Free media under pressure

WILLIAM GUMEDE
Too many African countries are still encumbered by secrecy and anti-media laws that have blighted...

Vital Statistics: Good nutrition means greater capacity

The negative effects of hunger are felt beyond the individual’s personal suffering – they have...

Globalist: The fight for control of the Internet

JOHN NAUGHTON
Recent events – notably the furore over the release of US diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks...

Election Watch

Myanmar Prime Minister Thein Sein was chosen to become Myanmar’s first civilian President in 50...

Energy Watch

Harnessing the potential of wind power in Turkey Turkey has recently been expanding its wind...

Earthquake aftershocks

The consequences of Japan’s massive earthquake and tsunami of 11 March were quick to be...

Cities undergo exponential growth

Most of the rise in the world’s urban population will take place in China, India,...

The high human cost of the crisis

The large numbers of people trying to escape from Libya since the rebellion there first...
GLOBAL INSIGHT: TECHNOLOGY

“Involve the users in developing and disseminating technologies”

JACQUES DIOUF
Faced with mounting pressure on the world’s available land, any new agricultural revolution has to...

Africa’s big mChallenge: experience, resources and clout

BRIGHT B. SIMONS
Exploiting the new space opened up by mobile telephony in Africa has not been easy...

Old ideas are sometimes best

ELISSA JOBSON
A comparison between the long-term costs of using imported asphalt versus locally available rocks for...

Technological innovation can work for the poor

DR DAVID J. GRIMSHAW
Greater public value should be released from science and technology specifically for the benefit of...

Innovation essential for food supply

Investment in research and development is critical to producing more food efficiently and sustainably, keeping...

Waste not, want not

As much as 30 percent of all food grown worldwide may be lost or wasted...
GLOBAL INSIGHT: THE GENDER AGENDA

Robinson – “Women’s leadership is needed more than ever”

MARY ROBINSON
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Economic power

ARTEMIS TOUMAZI
Global: Can you tell us about the work that you have been doing to help...

India’s visible and invisible women

KAPLANA SHARMA
More than one million women hold elective office in India and increasingly they are breaking...

Let’s give meaning to equality in Africa

BIENCE GAWANAS
High rates of maternal mortality, poor education, increasing levels of sexual violence and the prejudices...

Boardroom jungle

ELISSA JOBSON
Business practices must be updated to make senior management a more welcoming environment for women....
SPOTLIGHT: CYPRUS

“The Greek Cypriot community is ready for reunification”

DEMETRIS CHRISTOFIAS
The importance of negotiating a route towards the reunification of Cyprus is clearly critical for...

Water policy for a semi-arid island

COSTAS APOSTOLIDES
Regular rainfall is no longer as reliable as it once was in Cyprus, but new...

Cyprus: On the brink of a breakthrough?

STEFANOS EVRIPIDOU
Long-running attempts to reunite the divided parts of Cyprus and reconcile the interests of Greek...

Financial centre holds out against the storm

STELIOS ORPHANIDES
Although Cyprus has become a thriving financial centre in the eastern Mediterranean, the economy has...
GLOBAL ARENA: CURRENT AFFAIRS

Impact Investing: A 21st century answer to global social challenges

MARGOT BRANDENBURG
Mitigating the effects of climate change, bringing basic water and sanitation services to billions of...

Pressure Points: Revolution in North Africa

GEORGE JOFFÉ
Until the start of this year, North Africa was generally regarded to be a region...

Democracy Health Check: Tracking global democratic progress

Recent events across the Middle East and in some African countries – such as Côte...
IN FOCUS: BANGLADESH

A three-way balance of power

ZAFAR SOBHAN
Having intervened in politics on numerous occasions over the past 40 years, and more recently...

Moral and material issues stir up some hot debates

ANBARASAN ETHIRAJAN
While political disputes have arisen over issues such as Islamic law and plans to try...

Islam’s Bengali avatar

ANNU JALAIS
Folklore and religion come together in popular traditional practices that are unique to parts of...
IN FOCUS: RWANDA

All eyes on the knowledge economy

EUGENE KWIBUKA
Teachers are under pressure to learn English, the new language of instruction, and take a...

2020 vision for the economy

EUGENE KWIBUKA
Meticulous attention to the requirements of the most dynamic sectors has sustained the confidence of...

Rwanda’s women show the way

EUGENE KWIBUKA
With a gender imbalance in favour of women resulting from the 1994 genocide, Rwanda’s government...