Monthly Archives: February 2013

Let them eat horse.

A row has been sparked off in Germany over calls to distribute to the poor food products pulled from supermarket shelves as part of the European horsemeat contamination scandal. Two politicians suggested last week the removed ready meals be distributed … Continue reading

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DFID money for peacekeeping?

There is no doubt that activities such as peacekeeping contribute to development. Indeed, DFID has long engaged in post-conflict, peace building activities, with few questioning the legitimacy of such work being supported by UK aid spending. So why is this … Continue reading

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Why are polio workers and campaigns so feared and reviled by some?

Twelve people were shot dead this morning in two attacks on health centres in Kano and Hotoro in northern Nigeria. In the first attack, four polio health workers were shot by gunmen on motorcycles. In the second attack, 30 minutes … Continue reading

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