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