Left to Die: Escape from the Amarula
In episode 2, the civilians holed up in the Amarula hotel – besieged by Islamist militants and abandoned by the person they had looked to for leadership – make a harrowing escape.
Lockdown has affected the life chances of an entire generation. Is it time to announce a national education emergency strategy?
What do England doing well and England doing badly have in common? Edith explains with her latest round of venn diagrams.
Ebrahim Raisi’s election as Iran’s president does not mark a shift back to darker days. It simply puts on full show the theocratic state’s crimes.
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A brewing crisis in Northern Ireland
22 june 2021
- The US, EU, and Britain imposed new sanctions on Belarus in a coordinated response to the dictatorship’s “repressive practices against its own people”.
- The World Health Organization said that more than half of the poorer countries in its vaccine-sharing programme, Covax, are short of supplies.
- Apple Daily, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy newspaper, may cease all operations this week after the government froze its assets under Beijing’s national security law.
It is real progress that political crisis in Northern Ireland can now take faintly comic forms: the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), the leading unionist party, has a leader who resigned last week after a catastrophic tenure that only lasted 21 days.
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The Battle for Truth
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Horror without spin
The election of Ebrahim Raisi as Iranian president does not mark a return to darker days but a more brazen declaration of the character – and terrible crimes – of this theocratic state
Don’t give in to the Nimbys, Boris
The Tories’ defeat in Chesham and Amersham has rattled the party’s southern MPs. But the prime minister should not yield to those calling for him to dilute planning reforms that are badly needed and socially just
The G7 summit was a shiny failure that achieved almost nothing of substance. But it is not too late for richer nations to avert humanitarian catastrophe by vaccinating the world against Covid before the end of 2022
We need to rethink power
Old ideas of top-down and bottom-up are no longer fit for purpose. The time has come (again) for an even older idea: interdependence
Blame the burrito
The American track star Shelby Houlihan has lost her place at the Olympics after testing positive for a steroid. She blamed a Mexican takeaway
Left to die: Escape from the Amarula – Part 2
In the second part in our series investigating how 200 civilians were left to die at the Amarula Hotel in northern Mozambique, we tell the story of their harrowing escape
China’s racy but radical tabloid
How a salacious newspaper – full of gossip and dramatic crime stories – is getting the Chinese authorities really worried
Left to die: Escape from the Amarula – Part 1
In March, Islamist militants attacked the town of Palma, in northern Mozambique – the site of a $20bn gas project. They besieged a hotel, where more than 200 civilians were taking shelter. Help would soon be on its way, they were told. But the rescue never came. Why? In our new three-part series, we investigate what happened
The origins of Covid: what do we know?
If we don’t know where Covid came from, how can we prevent all this happening again? We ask the experts.
Niall Ferguson on DOOM: the politics of catastrophe
Join Niall Ferguson for a ThinkIn on the politics of catastrophe and the impending doom facing our governments.
Net zero jobs: are we prepared for the green collar revolution?
What does it take to retrain our labour market at scale to achieve net zero? Join us for this Accelerating Net Zero ThinkIn.
Are gay people better off without Stonewall?
Has Stonewall outlived its usefulness, or would its disintegration be a dangerous step towards unravelling LGBT rights? Have your say.
Should Boris Johnson announce a National Education Emergency?
Join us for a ThinkIn which swiftly follows our Future of Education Summit, to draw up an ambitious plan for educational transformation.
Creative Sensemaker: is classical music boring and elitist?
Why does classical find it so hard to shake off its uptight, elitist image? Let us know what you think.
Can we save the high street?
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