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The small southern African nation of Eswatini has a rich history of handicrafts, and is populated by modern artisans. Can this cultural heritage help the country formerly known as Swaziland overcome contemporary challenges?
As one of the biggest displays of Caribbean culture in the world, the legacy of Notting Hill Carnival is steeped in both celebration and struggle. After the Windrush scandal threatened the security and identity of thousands of Caribbean people in…
Land rights for the indigenous are still a problem, but is it time to turn our attention to language?
While being a feminist is no longer taboo, women are still missing out on TV’s top sporting spots
The addition of traditional Māori names to Wellington’s urban landscape is proving traditional language can be applicable to 21st century environments
Native American communities in the US are devising their own ways of tackling the country’s ‘Mascot problem’
Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that football has had a major impact on our world. We investigate how a lowly sport gained the power to start wars, make millionaires, and prompt a nation to paint its lampposts…
If you think you can escape the ballyhoo of the World Cup, think again. Football is taking over the world
As the world’s top footballers battle it out in Russia, a gathering of unrecognised nations had their own moment in the sporting spotlight
The US meat industry is attempting to officially define ‘meat’ as a slew of new, clean meats move closer to the dinner table
As the world prepares for the next FIFA tournament in Russia, the top football teams from the world’s unrecognised nations square off in London
Growing demands for dairy products from an increasingly wealthy China are set to have a dramatic impact on the country’s carbon emissions
Diamonds are perhaps the least modest of all jewels. But, in Antwerp, they have attracted a community known for its humility

Art on the border

Influencing international peace through street art

Cave secrets

Instead of gradually leaving Africa in a single wave, new fossil discoveries are showing that early humans left the continent in multiple waves, across many tens of thousands of years
A British Overseas Territory, the home-in-exile of General Napoleon Bonaparte, and the site of a £285million airport to which the airlines won’t fly. Mark ‘Crowley’ Russell visits a remote outpost on the cusp of dramatic change
Contrary to pervasive myth, Easter Islanders were resourceful and sensitive to the limits of their environment
Of the approximately 7,000 languages thought to be alive, the eight most spoken are accounted for by 40 per cent of the world’s population

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