YEAR ZERO: A COUNTRY HAUNTED BY A DARK PAST

View from Foreign Correspondents Club, Phnom Penh

The view from the Foreign Correspondents Club in Phnom Penh. During the final days of the Khmer Rouge journalists filed reports from the FCC.

 

Please note: This blog post deals with upsetting themes, including human trafficking and genocide.  

 

“You can get package tours that take you to the Killing Fields in the morning and a shooting range in the afternoon. In poor taste if you ask me.” Continue reading

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THE YEMENIS WHO CROSSED THE RED SEA

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For about two weeks in October 2016 Dar es Salaam was overrun with pilgrims from the Dawoodi Bohra community. Some 30,000 of them (enough to populate a large town) had descended on the coastal city to listen to their religious leader, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, deliver a series of sermons to commemorate Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar.  Continue reading