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Government needs to be transparent in its financial dealings

Recently, an international watchdog has warned that the South Sudan government is getting into a dangerous cycle of borrowing for oil. Sadly, most of the borrowed funds will be used on the armed forces and not for infrastructural development. 545 more words

Salva Kiir

Dying to save the world

Ensia has published a feature article I wrote about reports of growing violence against people who defend their local environments from powerful forces. I have reproduced it here under Ensia’s… 1,374 more words

“It’s like climbing a mountain—you take one step at a time”: TED Prize winner Charmian Gooch talks campaigning to end anonymous companies

Earlier this month, the Queen announced legislation to clamp down on corporate secrecy in her speech at the opening of Parliament in the United Kingdom. This may be news to the rest of the world, but it was a hard-won victory for the campaigners at  1,867 more words