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Out of Africa

Archaeological finds shed new light on how societies dealt with climate change

South Sudan’s new coins

To commemorate its fourth year of independence, South Sudan has released a new set of coins. Geographical takes a look at what this could mean for the world's newest country

The Welsh Gauchos

There’s a little bit of Wales alive and well in the valleys of Argentina
In her latest report from the field, Sarah Outen describes a cycling adventure across the breadth of North America, the penultimate leg of her ongoing human-powered journey around the world
A two-year global tour sees Shakespeare’s Globe theatre attempting to put on performances of Hamlet in every country on the planet. Geographical caught up with the players in Laos

Gold diggers

A major Geographical investigation looks at the devastating environmental and debilitating health effects a Thai gold mine is having on a village in Loei, and at how a group of determined villagers are fighting back
A new film hears directly from inhabitants of the Ecuadorian Amazon suffering from the detrimental effects of oil spills dating back over twenty years

Spray days

Colombia’s anti-coca crop spraying programme has been suspended – for the time being at least
In 2014, the United Kingdom hosted 117,161 refugees, 36,383 pending asylum cases and 16 stateless persons, according to the UNHCR
Recent discoveries suggest Iceland’s first settlers were not, in fact, Viking-age Scandinavians. Celtic Scottish and Irish explorers look likely to have arrived first

The forgotten war

As WWI commemorations take place, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya remember the East Africa campaign

Howard Wood

Wood took up diving as a hobby, but soon found the Isle of Arran’s once abundant waters depleted through overfishing. He won the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for Europe in recognition of COAST, which he co-founded to protect Arran’s waters

Tragic routes

Guadeloupe opens a centre dedicated to the memory of the slave trade

Rights of passage

A landmark ruling finally gives hope to indigenous peoples around the world fighting to reclaim their homelands
Finland is one of the OECD’s most rural countries, but the rural population is ageing fast and one-by-one the country’s villages are shrinking away

Fleeing Eritrea

The small repressive nation of Eritrea, sitting atop the Horn of Africa, remains largely unmentioned in mainstream media, despite being a significant cause of Mediterranean refugees
On the outskirts of Sofia, the Bulgarian capital, the refugee centre of Ovcha Kupel houses over 700 foreign nationals, most of them individuals or families fleeing the turmoil in Syria and Afghanistan. Paint is peeling and conditions are basic, yet…
The humanitarian crisis facing the Rohingya in south Asia can’t be explained without understanding the complex – and conflicting – anthropological and political identities

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