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Contents 14 36 22 Technology that can be used for educational purposes is beginning to find its way into schools in developing countries, says Tim Unwin 24 The Global E-Schools and Communities Initiative is working with schools in Africa to harness the power of technology. CEO Jerome Morrissey speaks to Katie Silvester Mozambique 26 President Armando Emílio Guebuza sets out his vision for national unity and the fight against poverty in Mozambique 28 With Mozambique entering a period of political stability, President Armando Guebuza has pledged to pursue dialogue with opposition party RENAMO and its formidable guerrilla arm, explains Anver Versi 31 Lack of investment during the colonial era left Mozambique one the poorest countries in the world. Neil Ford discusses how large fossil fuel reserves are helping to aid the country’s economic development 34 Mozambique’s wood carvers, dancers and authors are starting to generate interest in their work in neighbouring countries and beyond, says A. H. Saleh Arena 36 Julian Assange answers Global’s questions in this issue’s Big Interview 40 Kylie Field reports on the plight of Australia’s unwanted boat people 43 As the Panama Canal approaches its centenary, plans to expand it are under threat, as Kylie Field explains 46 Peter Tatchell looks at a report on homophobia in the Commonwealth 48 The sale of a pink diamond last year for US$83 million broke all records. But for the majority of the diamond industry, business is tough, says Liam Woodcock 50 Oil from the Agarwood tree is worth more than gold. The precious wood resin, oud, has become a 21st-century object of desire for perfumers, says Juliet Highet Regulars 4 News Jamaica aims to reduce shootings by police; India hopes to create Asia’s largest unbroken forest; Robots take over Kinshasa’s streets 6 Globalist Ian Beales looks at a report into press freedom in different countries 8 Energy Watch World energy trends 10 Vital Statistics M-learning projects around the world 11 Election Watch Who’s in and who’s out 13 Out of Africa Nigeria is to host the World Economic Forum on Africa. Anver Versi anticipates an unmistakably Nigerian affair 44 Books Old Links and New Ties – Power and Persuasion in an Age of Networks and The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 45 Introducing… Edward Snowdon – Lesley Curwen gives us the lowdown on the whistle blower turned international fugitive 80 Hail and Farewell Goodbye Pete Seeger, hello Matteo Renzi Global Insight: Information Society 14 Anne Jellema, CEO of the World Wide Web Foundation, speaks to Ekaterina Bystrova about safeguarding the internet from government misuse 18 In just a decade, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have put the personal lives, photo albums and CVs of many ordinary people online. But, asks Mark Hillary, has this change been all for the good? 20 Hamadoun Touré tells Global how technology, particularly broadband connectivity, can help countries achieve their Millennium Development Goals by disseminating information to families and medical professionals alike 2 l second quar ter 2014 global www.global-briefing.org Cancillería Ecuador Creative Commons by SA 2.0


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