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November 2016

 

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photostory

PHOTOSTORY: LITTLE NIECE

Nick Danziger continues to photograph the exodus from rural areas to urban ones. Here, he documents young girls in Burkina Faso who are sent to the cities to work as domestic help

 

football

DOSSIER: THE BEAUTIFUL GAME?

Football is the world's number one sport. But as Mark Rowe discovers, this global popularity is masking a sinister underbelly with human traffickers using the bright lights of Europe's elite clubs as a lure for Africa's vulnerable youth

 

british library

CARTOGRAPHY: DRAWING THE LINE

Ahead of a new exhibition at the British Library, curator Tom Harper highlights three examples of the way cartography shaped a century of war, peace and innovation

 

greenland

CLIMATE: AN ICY HOTHOUSE OF CHANGE

The ice in Greenland is rapidly melting, bringing massive global alteration. But as Todd Pitock discovers, not everyone is unhappy about the changing climate

 

explore

EVENT: EXPLORE 2016

November marks the 40th year of the RGS-IBG's expedition and field research planning weekend. For its curator, Shane Winser, the priority is to inspire and assist the next generation of explorers. Paul Deegan reports

 

maldives 

TRAVEL: PARADISE LOST

The Maldives are a land of dreams for one million tourists a year. But there is also religious extremism, corrupt politics and the environmental destruction. Sam Mittmerham reports

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