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Three decades of change in an African village

In the January-February 2017 issue of New Internationalist Chris Brazier completes a unique journalistic project by returning to the village in Burkina Faso, in west Africa, that he first visited in 1985 while making a film.

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Journey's End

Chris Brazier returns to the village in Burkina Faso that he has visited every 10 years since helping to make a film there in...

Map of Sabtenga - and 30 years of change in Burkina Faso

How the village has grown - and some facts about how things have changed.

Then & Now

A photographic account of changes over the years in: housing; water; education; health; sanitation; food and farming;...

An Audience with the Chief

Former military pilot François Moné has taken on the traditional role of Chief. He explains how he is using this to pursue the...

Autumn of the Patriarch

The latest instalment in the lives of Adama, his four co-wives and their 26 children.

The Perils of Charity

When rich and poor worlds collide, money is inevitably a problem.

Great Expectations

Mariama’s sons are all trying to make their way in the wider world. But how do you explain to Africans that the rich world is now...

Mixed Media: Music

Louise Gray reviews two recent releases.

Mixed Media: Film

Our pick of recent and new releases.

The Unreported Year 2016

Stories and photos you may have missed in the last 12 months. Compiled by Jo Lateu.

Mixed Media: the best of 2016

The outstanding films, music and books of the year.

A word with Naseema Assada

Lydia Noon talks to the Saudi women's rights activist about guardianship, Twitter hashtags, and suing the government.

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