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Fighting Words: Poets for Ukraine

April 2, 2022 – 4:27 pm |

“He sits at his table long as a fable planning a banquet of death too sharp are his claws too aglow are his eyes Putin of the great war cry dragging his carcass of history.”

The war in Ukraine has brought together a unified international stance that is saying no to conflict, …

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Alternative Issue: Burkina Faso’s Paralympians Pave Way for Equal Rights

March 5, 2013 – 11:18 am |

When Burkina Faso’s Paralympic team arrived in London with nowhere to stay, nowhere to train and not enough money to salvage the situation in a strange country, 24 year old Liam Conlon decided to take matters into his own hands.
The Cambridge graduate put some of the athletes up in his …

Alternative Issue: Islamic Finance Investments on the Rise, but are there any Jobs?

March 5, 2013 – 11:04 am |
Left: Harris Irfan - Director at European Islamic Investment Bank. Right: Mohammed Amin - Writer and Speaker on Islamic finance

Investments in Islamic finance are increasing at a rapid rate globally. According to Ernst and Young global Islamic banking assets held by commercial banks are set to reach almost two trillion this year, up from the US$1.3 trillion of assets held in 2011. The sector has seen a 150% increase …

One Small Step for Amy Hanson, a Big Step for Nicaragua

September 14, 2012 – 8:55 pm |

Amy Hanson, director of the organisation Big Steps talks about her new documentary about the street children in Nicaragua.