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'UK anti-poverty ministry hits poor'

8 September 2006 - 5:00pm

Millions paid from aid programme to US power firms

Has Coke become the new McDonald's?

18 August 2006 - 1:00am

Union attacks 'shoot workers' threat

3 August 2006 - 2:45pm

Bangladeshi union leaders have condemned open threats from government ministers to shoot protesters on sight

Mozambique and Brazil join together

5 July 2006 - 4:34pm

Brazil and Mozambique are two countries suffering from very different problems. Although both are former Portuguese colonies, in Brazil the legacy of the former empire has left huge areas of agricultural land in the hands of a few individual landowners. Millions of peasant farmers are left without land and forced into the city's shantytowns, or left with no choice but to work under unfavourable conditions for the big landowners.

Roger Waters graffitis the Israeli Wall in Palestine

21 June 2006 - 5:02pm

Roger Waters, founding member of super group Pink Floyd, has visited the East Jerusalem village of Abu Dis ahead of his performance in the Arab/Israeli Peace Village today. He called for an end to the on-going Israeli Occupation.

The Ethics Audit 2006

8 June 2006 - 1:00am

The Independent

Latest news from street vendors in Malawi

18 May 2006 - 1:09pm

Malawian president Binga wa Mutharika recently gave street vendors in three major cities in Malawi a deadline to vacate their operations in the city centre. Vendors were requested to move to flea markets constructed by the government in Mzuzu, Lilongwe and Blantyre by April 18 2006.

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