In Depth

Sun,28Aug2016

In Depth

Decriminalizing of drugs, the only pathway

Marijuana sits in a bowl from which it is packaged and sold to customers, at The Station, a medical and retail cannabis dispensary, in Boulder, Colo., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. Brennan Linsley/AP/SIPADrug trafficking and the black market are, to a large extent, a direct consequence of the international drug control system and the national laws that are derived therefrom.

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Protestors rally against money meltdown

Zimbabwean protestors hold flowers during a demonstration against the introduction of bond notes by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, in Harare, Wednesday, 17 August, 2016. Photo©Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPAFor the second successive day workers and students took to the streets of Harare on 18 August protesting against worsening economic hardship and the government's plan to relaunch a local currency in the form of bond notes.

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Europa and the rest of us

Patrick Smith

Photo©Yorgos Karahalis/AP/SIPA The countries that balkanised Africa are struggling to keep their own union together.

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The power of Africa's civil society

Kingsley Ighobor

Nobel Peace Prize winners Liberian president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, left, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee, right. Photo©John McConnico/AP/SIPAA Liberian women's peace movement led by 31-year-old Leymah Gbowee did something extraordinary in July 2003 to force Liberian warlords to sign a peace agreement that ended 10 years of a bloody civil war.

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Meeting Africa's universal health challenge

File photo©OBED ZILWA/AP/SIPAThe right to health is a basic human right, one that depends on access to timely and affordable health care of appropriate quality. Yet, we know that approximately 100 million people globally are needlessly pushed into poverty every year as a result of costly health care expenditure.

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Zambia's high stakes elections

Zambia's incumbent President, Edgar Lungu. Photo©Alberto Pizzoli/AP/SIPAA new electoral process, rapidly shifting political allegiances, the intensity of political campaigning, unprecedented levels of political intimidation and a weak economy have all contributed to raising the political temperature in Zambia, as the country goes to the polls on 11 August.

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