Weekly Magazine - 25 May 2017
# 151

Voices of the people

Across Africa, rappers have become the leading voices in the push for democratic change.

Feeding the war machine

It was described as the biggest arms deal in US history, just one of the superlatives the Trump administration was keen to highlight on the president’s first trip abroad. Shortly after landing in the Saudi capital Riyadh, the president signed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia; in combination with other investments, deals potentially worth up to $350 billion were sealed on that “tremendous” day, as the president put it.

How should the media cover terror attacks?

When Khalid Masood drove at high-speed through a crowd and then ran towards Parliament wielding two knives last month, killing five people and injuring around 50 others, it was a shocking and gruesome attack on the seat of British democracy. But some observers, such as the journalist Simon Jenkins, argued that it should not have received wall-to-wall media coverage, not least because at that stage little was known about the motive. Similarly [...]
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