Approximately 90 per cent of the villagers in Passkoto receive food aid. Photograph: Jenny Matthews

Sitting in front of her mud-and-straw hut, surrounded by her children, Djenabou Diallo waits. She waits for the food which she hopes her (...)

The Falklands War: Thatcher followed through on her combatative rhetoric. Photograph: Getty Images

The death of Margaret Thatcher commits her to the ages, where in truth she has seemed to belong for many years now. Her legacy may be contested(...)

President Nicos Anastasiades, in his negotiation with the troika a week ago, appears to have opted for a levy on supposedly secured deposits under ¤100,000 for the sake of a lighter levy on those over ¤100,000. Photograph: Petros Karadjias/Reuters

Most of what has been written on the Cypriot financial crisis has naturally focused on Eu ropean and global economic concerns – the prospects f(...)