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'Africa's arms dump': following the trail of bullets in the Sudans

Sudan was awash with arms long before the country split in two. When South Sudan seceded in 2011, it was estimated that there were up to 3.2m small arms in circulation. Two-thirds of these were thought to be in the hands of civilians. Since then, arms have proliferated on both sides of the recently …

The drugs do work, but they can't cure unhappiness

I can't stand zealots. Unfortunately, the literature on antidepressants is full of them. I'm not impressed by the protagonists in the polarised argument over the efficacy or otherwise of these drugs, whose positions are firmly held and loudly proclaimed. Many researchers appear to have written the …

Alastair Campbell: I hate what Dacre and Murdoch have done to journalism

Why journalism, and why it matters in a world of flux? is the first of two lectures by Tony Blair's former director of communications as Cambridge University Humanitas visiting professor of media<p>Campbell: How journalism can rebuild its reputation Campbell: press barons losing power like 80s union …

The Snowden files: why the British public should be worried about GCHQ

When the Guardian offered John Lanchester access to the GCHQ files, the journalist and novelist was initially unconvinced. But what the papers told him was alarming: that Britain is sliding towards an entirely new kind of surveillance society<p>In August, the editor of the Guardian rang me up and …