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British Martialism

I know longform is just a long way of saying long, but sometimes there is a place for long articles, which they do in America but not here so much. They also do them in Australia. Or, at least, David Hayes does them in Inside Story.
He has written a magnificent 6,000-word essay called “Britain’s military [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 14 April 2013 at 10:18 pm

Inspiring Teenager from Sierra Leone turns trash into technology, Notebook

Inspiring Teenager from Sierra Leone turns trash into technology

Meet Kelvin Doe, an inspiring 15 year old from Sierra Leone who repurposes rubbish to create his own electronic gadgets.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 5 December 2012 at 8:00 am

The British Red Cross uses mobile cinema to tackle cholera in Sierra Leone, Notebook

The British Red Cross uses mobile cinema to tackle cholera in Sierra Leone

It is a far cry from the glamour of Hollywood, but through the power of film the British Red Cross is tackling the deadly cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 14 September 2012 at 2:35 pm

Charles Taylor at The Hague, David Lawley-Wakelin and Tony Blair’s ‘moral decline and fall’, Notebook

Charles Taylor at The Hague, David Lawley-Wakelin and Tony Blair’s ‘moral decline and fall’

Last week, Charles Taylor, the first former head of state to be convicted by an international tribunal since the judgement of high-level Nazis in Nuremberg, received a long-overdue conviction at the Hague for ‘aiding and abetting, as well as planning, some of the most heinous and brutal crimes recorded in human history.’

By | Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 6 June 2012 at 10:00 am

Charles Taylor verdict: World leaders can no longer hide behind secret deals and handshakes, Notebook

Charles Taylor verdict: World leaders can no longer hide behind secret deals and handshakes

The conviction of former Liberian president Charles Taylor for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in neighboring Sierra Leone finds both West African countries and the region grappling with his terrible legacy.

By | Notebook, Opinion, The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 26 April 2012 at 6:00 pm

A real human rights emergency, The Foreign Desk

A real human rights emergency

A human rights emergency often describes crises such as killings of civilians in Darfur, the Rwandan genocide or perhaps even the recent floods in Pakistan. Rarely would one consider a woman’s pregnancy to fall into this category. But when we consider the fact that more than half a million women die in childbirth or related causes every year, it’s clear that the situation has reached catastrophic levels.

By | The Foreign Desk | Friday, 17 September 2010 at 3:53 pm

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