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October 15 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Wed Oct 15 2014, 09:54:07

The nine years Olela Shungu spent as the dictators personal interpreter often took him to Gbadolite, a decadent palace in a remote part of northern DRC dubbed Versailles in the Jungle

Forty years on from the Rumble in the Jungle, Kinshasa is a city in chaos

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From Global development | The Guardian Wed Oct 15 2014, 09:53:01

The heavyweight world championship showdown between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman electrified a city full of pride and promise in the early years following independence and then the money ran out

Inside Gbadolite: Mobutus personal city in the jungle

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From Global development | The Guardian Wed Oct 15 2014, 08:20:40

In the first case of its kind, the farmers claim environmental damage caused by BPs oil pipeline threatens their livelihoods Continue reading...

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From Global development | The Guardian Wed Oct 15 2014, 05:39:58

Six years ago the then-mayor launched an ambitious plan to reconstruct the lost walls, watchtowers and Ming-style homes of the city resettling tens of thousands of residents and transforming Datong into a tourist site. Now few want to live here

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From Global development | The Guardian Wed Oct 15 2014, 02:00:03

The countrys new constitution is a great milestone, but it still has to be implemented a challenge that also remains elsewhere Continue reading...

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October 14 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Tue Oct 14 2014, 09:13:19

We dedicate a day of live coverage to the Ebola outbreak affecting west Africa and beyond. Plus, the dangers of rubbish

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From Global development | The Guardian Tue Oct 14 2014, 08:40:56

We asked, you answered. Students share their ideas on empowering girls Continue reading...

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From Global development | The Guardian Tue Oct 14 2014, 08:00:22

State exercises little control over remote Amazon region blighted by poverty and illiteracy, and organised crime fills the vacuum Continue reading...

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From Global development | The Guardian Tue Oct 14 2014, 02:00:18

Women are not only more likely to be infected; their education, healthcare, food security and livelihoods are also suffering Continue reading...

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October 13 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Mon Oct 13 2014, 15:00:42

The old Washington consensus is under mounting challenge. Reducing inequality is morally right and economically necessary Continue reading...

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