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African governments signing away water rights for decades
African governments signing away water rights for decades

By Mike Shanahan A paper published today by IIED warns that African governments are signing away water rights for decades with insufficient regard for how this will affect millions of local users, including fishing, farming and pastoralist communities. The water rights often feature in the growing number of large land deals that governments are signing […]

Turner artist drops far-right aide
Turner artist drops far-right aide

By Dipesh Gadher Tuesday, 17 January 2012 One of Britain’s leading artists has accepted his assistant’s resignation after learning that she made a donation to the far-right English Defence League (EDL). Sir Howard Hodgkin, a Turner prize winner, said it was “impossible” to continue employing Ann Marchini, 62, because he felt the EDL had “despicable […]

Is Imran Khan the leader Pakistan needs?
Is Imran Khan the leader Pakistan needs?

By Ethan Casey I’m not Pakistani, and for me to make pronouncements or pass judgment on Pakistani domestic politics would be presumptuous. But several Pakistani friends have asked me to write about Imran Khan. I do so now, albeit hesitantly, because what he represents is an important subject at this pregnant historical moment. I’ll start […]

Army rejects US report on Nato attack
Army rejects US report on Nato attack

Pakistan’s military on Monday rejected US findings on a Nov. 26 Nato cross-border air attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers and plunged relations to a low point. “Pakistan does not agree with several portions and findings of the investigation report, as these are factually not correct,” the military said in a statement. The US report […]

Can aid salvage US-Pak relations?
Can aid salvage US-Pak relations?

By Syed Mohammad Ali Its internal implications, apart from the memogate scandal has led to the appointment of a new Pakistani ambassador to the US, who has just taken charge of her responsibilities in Washington, at a time when relations between the two countries are severely strained. Last year was a particularly difficult one for […]

Downgrading Iranian-British relations
Downgrading Iranian-British relations

By Maysam Behravesh 19 January 2012 Iran trudged into 2012 under unsettling circumstances. Severe international sanctions have already been taking their toll on its economy while a combination of sabotage activities, targeted killings, and covert operations against Iranian military initiatives and figures are bedeviling its national security. The controversy surrounding Iran’s nuclear programme has never […]