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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

Putin's game plan

by Jack Losh

Once central Africa was in the grip of western colonial powers. Today Russia is using the region to restore and amplify its political clout.

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

The marriage proposal

by Georgette Florence Koyt-Deballé

Extract from "Nago et sa grand-mère" (Copyright: L'Harmattan, Paris, 2017).

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

Preventing cities from collapsing

a conversation with Aisa Kirabo Kacyira

More than half the world’s population lives in urban areas, pushing questions of equality and justice to the top of the international agenda

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

“They firmly believe in the future“

an interview with Karen Abbs

How do people deal with extreme insecurity and how can they be helped? An interview with Karen Abbs, an expert on crisis regions

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

Bangui the Terrible

by Adrienne Yabouza

Terrorist attacks, armed robbery, water scarcity: Everyday life in the capital of the Central African Republic is hard. And yet people here are safer than in the rest of the country.

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

Closed society

by Khalid Albaih

Qatar's capital Doha is home to people from across the world  - but they live completely separate lives. 

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

Reforming the nation

by Loay Mudhoon

Qatar is piling into arts and culture. Long underpinned by its oil production, the wealthy nation has decided that in the future it no longer wants to live from crude alone. 

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

Power struggles in the Gulf

by Christopher Davidson

More than a year ago Qatar's neighbours imposed an embargo on the tiny state. What has happened since? 

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“Our reality is funny enough”

by Hamad Al-Amari

What do people in Qatar laugh about? Comedian Hamad Al-Amari explores his countrymen’s humour.

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

Woman at the wheel

by Nada Zeidan

From breaking taboos to becoming an idol: The first female rally driver in the Arab world recounts how she discovered motor sports and learnt how to assert herself in a male domain.

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

Blood-soaked soil

by Judicaël-Ulrich Boukanga Serpende

Our country is plagued by a never-ending cycle of violence. But how have people learned to deal with the omnipresence of death?

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

“A few profit, the rest go hungry”

by James Shikwati

Kenyan economist James Shikwati believes that the Central African Republic's problems mirror those of the whole continent. Despite this, he still has high hopes for the country. He explains why in an interview.

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

Poor in Qatar, rich in the Central African Republic: The €350 starvation wage

by Vani Saraswathi

Around 88 percent of those working in Qatar are migrant labourers. Bal Krishna Gautham is one of them.

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

“I am an optimist”

an interview with Moussa Abdoulaye

How does politics function in a crisis-torn state? Moussa Abdoulaye, special advisor to the Prime Minister, describes his day job.

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

Ungovernable

by Josué Kanabo

Why the Central African Republic's weak government is one of its biggest problems.

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

Doha's mouthpiece

by Hazem Saghieh

For a long time, Al Jazeera was touted as a beacon of hope for Arab journalism - until the Qatari media outlet was gradually subsumed by politics.

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

The citizens’ radio

by Sylvie Panika

Journalists who report the truth in the Central African Republic are putting their lives on the line. The editor-in-chief of Radio Ndeke Luka explains why.

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

We are mothers, we are angry

by Marie-Thérèse Boubande

Women in the Central African Republic are managing to gain the respect of armed militias - and are steering them towards reconciliation.

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

Escape Plans

by Kai Schnier

How do you encourage child soldiers to lay down their weapons? In central Africa, NGOs are using simply illustrated flyers and targeted radio broadcasts.

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

Famous in Qatar

Gundula Haage

Who's who in the world's poorest and richest nations? We take a look.

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

Famous in the Central African Republic

by Kai Schnier

Who's who in the world's poorest and richest nations? We take a look.

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“We wanted to celebrate the books”

by Ellen van Loon

Qatar is pumping money into education and has built a spanking new Education City district. The Dutch architect Ellen Van Loon, together with Rem Kohlhaas, has created a new library for the city.

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

The land that never was

by Blaise N'Djehoya

First a bank spot on the map, then a colony: How Ubangi-Shari became the Central African Republic.

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

Poor in Qatar, rich in the Central African Republic: The billionaire of Boy-Rabe

by Beaumont Karnou

It’s no coincidence that one of the richest men in the Central African Republic is a politician. His name is Fidèle Gouandjika and he was a former Minister of Communications here. He likes to describe himself as “the billionaire of Boy-Rabe”. 

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

Everyday life in Qatar

by Gundula Haage

What sets one nation apart from others? Customs, traditions and social graces are key. Here we explore how societies tick in Qatar and the Central African Republic, from flirting to bartering to death rites.

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

Everyday Life in the Central African Republic

by Gundula Haage

What sets one nation apart from others? Customs, traditions and social graces are key. Here we explore how societies tick in Qatar and the Central African Republic, from flirting to bartering to death rites.

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

In god’s name

by Michaël Eustache Mounzatela

On why it is actually not religious differences that are dividing the Christians and Muslims of the Central African Republic. 

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Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

Sports and politics

by Liudmila Kotlyarova

The next World Cup kicks off in Qatar in 2022 and the small nation is betting on the highly-anticipated sporting event to boost its international standing.

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