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Sunday 31 March, 2013

Column: This Easter, think of those who made your chocolate eggs and bunnies

Irish people are now spending more on chocolate per head of population than any other country in the world, but what do we know about where the chocolate we eat comes from, asks Jim Clarken.

Friday 8 March, 2013

Column: More power for women will benefit everyone

Significant advances in the fight against poverty and hunger – as well as a reduction in gender-based violence – could be achieved by giving more power to women, writes Jim Clarken.

Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Column: ‘Women are digging up anthills for the tiny grains inside’ Read Me This post contains images

Column: ‘Women are digging up anthills for the tiny grains inside’

Children mine for gold in home-made pits, while parents risk their lives for food – Jim Clarken describes the harrowing scenes as a crisis unfolds in west Africa.

Tuesday 28 June, 2011

Column: IMF leader selection is not democratic and, frankly, a sham

Oxfam Ireland’s Chief Executive Jim Clarken argues that the appointment of an IMF head is pre-ordained – and excludes developing countries and rising powers.