‘Mogadishu music’ The daily fight for life amid Somalia’s gun battles
Brazil creating anti-pirate force after spate of attacks on Amazon riverboats 50 police and eight vessels will tackle armed thieves who are terrorising boat crew and passengers in northern state of Pará Authorities in the Brazilian Amazon are to create an anti-piracy taskforce following a spate of attacks on riverboats in the northern state of Pará. The rapid-response unit was … Read More
VIDEO: The daily fight for life in Somalia Panorama hears from the refugees of Mogadishu in Somalia about the daily struggle for life in a country racked by a bloody civil war between a failing government and Islamist extremists.
Deadly Waters: Inside the Hidden World of Somalia’s Pirates by Jay Bahadur – review A young journalist’s voyage into the world of Somali piracy reveals plenty of courage but few surprises If there were a global competition to find the platonic ideal of a failed state, then bookmakers would probably stop taking bets on Somalia. The east African nation has no … Read More
We begin our Golden Triangle trip of Rajasthan in Jaipur, a city rich with energy, commerce and culture. It quickly goes down as one of our favourite places visited to date. Known as the Pink City, it is a place where monkeys thrive on the props of the human dwellers in the back streets. In this post we invite you for an early morning walk through the back streets, ending with a little photo slide show of this rather interesting place.
As a precursor to our Jaipur blog posts I thought I’d post this portrait up of a young man washing outside his home, illustrating the lack of running water in the backstreets of Jaipur. This sight is not uncommon in India, despite its fast-growing economy.