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About Marco Niada

Marco Niada is a consultant and freelance journalist. He was formerly the London correspondent of the Italian financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore. Since 2004, with a group of friends, he has funded school projects in the central highlands of Afghanistan

Articles by Marco Niada

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Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Afghanistan: something goes right

The signs of improvement in Bamiyan province in Afghanistan's central highlands are evident in transport, agriculture and everyday livelihood, says Marco Niada. But the common root is good leadership that encourages education - especially that of women.

Afghanistan: the last chance

The margin of possibility to create a viable future for Afghanistan is narrowing, reports Marco Niada.

Is Silvio Berlusconi losing the plot?

The TV-fuelled sales pitch of Italy's prime minister may at last founder on the country’s grim economic realities, says Marco Niada.

Italy's tragic democracy

A crisis consuming the Bank of Italy reveals the corrosion of Italy’s public life, says Marco Niada.

Afghanistan: no time to lose

There is a real opportunity for Afghans to build a better future for themselves, says a recent visitor to the country with a UNHCR mission. But only swift, careful action by Nato can help them seize it. Can Nato deliver?

Parmalat: Italian capitalism goes sour

A great financial scandal is taking place. Italy’s food giant, and one of the world’s great companies, has collapsed in a cloud of fraud. An Italian financial journalist assesses the causes and global ramifications of “Enron alla parmigiana”.

Farewell Agnelli - Figure of Another Age

When Giovanni Agnelli died this year he was still Honorary Chairman of the Fiat group. His extraordinary influence marked the growth of post-war Italy, and is essential to understanding the country now. But is his life achievement a model for future businessmen or a glorious memory of an unviable past?

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