One of Victoria Wood’s recurring themes was television, something that until recently, held the nation together. As such, she is the consummate English comic.
A detailed look at one of the musician's most celebrated performances gives a glimpse of the dedication which allowed talent to flourish.
Ethiopia has seen massive improvements in areas like infrastructure following success in agriculture.
Sub-Saharan Africa has seen widespread economic growth since 1995. But increased agricultural productivity is needed to translate that growth into poverty reduction.
Why do we laugh? Evolutionarily speaking, it's so we could survive – and similar rules apply today.
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Brazilian politics may be in turmoil but its economy is due an upswing.
Why a show about village life in a fictional town somewhere in middle England has been making headline news.
Giving poor people a lot of money or a new asset won't turn them into entrepreneurs overnight.
The policy failures behind the upbeat headlines.
Grâce à un lanceur d’alerte et au travail d’un consortium international de journalistes, le rôle central de Panama éclate au grand jour. Au grand dam des plus riches et/ou des plus puissants.
World leaders are meeting in London next month to discuss corruption – what better opportunity to close tax loopholes?
A global collaboration of journalists has revealed massive offshoring of funds linked to some of the world's most powerful people, including Vladimir Putin.
The 'right to be forgotten' won't always help when someone posts something harmful about you – but there are other options.
The reality of Chinese investment in African agriculture has yet to catch up with the hype.
Agriculture featured prominently at the 2015 Forum on China-Africa Co-operation, but the reality has yet to catch up to the hype about China's involvement in African agriculture.
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Always an underdog, the newspaper showed what imagination and rigour could bring to journalism.
Where to from here?
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Five ways children will lose out by forcing all schools to become academies.
After The 1572 St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre many Protestants fled France for England.
David Cameron has pledged that Britain will take 20,000 Syrian refugees – but how did Henry VIII manage those in need 500 years ago?
South Africa has made promises to decarbonise but is hugely reliable on coal - so this is difficult.
The process of decarbonisation is a complex one for South Africa, as most its power supply comes from coal.
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A new film claims to empower women's singledom – but it's just another old-fashioned rehash.
Once the jewel in the crown for diamonds.
Was this the last of the old-school bank 'capers'?
Welcome Culture comes to Calais.
French efforts to dismantle the Jungle migrant camp are leaving crucial volunteer services at risk.