On the what and how of my freelancing plans

In March, I will move to Burkina Faso, to work as a freelance journalist and communications consultant. I will go into more detail on why Burkina in another post and will focus here on what am I going to do exactly and how do I plan to make it work. The point of documenting this here is of course to get my plans ripped apart by you, so that I can make better ones! What? I want to do two things: bring interesting stories about development, politics and conflict in Africa to a global audience to make them care and to ...

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Hello World

Hi everybody and welcome to my new homepage/blog! At the moment it is all still quite rough, but over the next few days things will start to take shape. Expect the following: Incredibly intelligent ramblings about how I start out as a freelance journalist in Burkina Faso Interesting bits and pieces about political stuff from across Africa More information about myself and how to contact me Photos, videos and much more color In the meantime, find me on Twitter (@peterdoerrie) and speak to me! Hi everybody and welcome to my new homepage/blog! At the moment it is all still quite rough, ...

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the guardian: My view on ending gender violence in developing countries

the guardian: My view on ending gender violence in developing countries
This is a comment from me that was recently published in the Global Development Voices section of the guardian online. Find it here, together with other excellent commentary and an interesting discussion. To end violence against women, it may be best to talk less about it and more about other forms of violence. That, at least, is the argument a new report by the Nordic Africa Institute makes about the case of sexual violence against women in eastern Congo, and I would agree. Violence against women does not exist isolated from other forms of violence in a society. It is ...

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WarIsBoring: Africa Round-Up

WarIsBoring: Africa Round-Up
The Africa Round-Up is a regular series that I run over at the excellent security blog WarIsBoring.com, the brainchild to you by David Axe. In it, I cover recent conflict developments in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read the latest issue here. The Africa Round-Up is a regular series that I run over at the excellent security blog WarIsBoring.com, the brainchild to you by David Axe. In it, I cover recent conflict...

der Freitag: Ein unmoralisches Angebot?

der Freitag: Ein unmoralisches Angebot?
This piece was published some time ago in the print edition of the German weekly der Freitag, but I will repost it here nonetheless: Vor etwa einem halben Jahr musste ich mich entscheiden, was ich mit etwa 2.000 Euro machen sollte, die sich auf meinem Girokonto angesammelt hatten und für die ich keine unmittelbare Verwendung hatte. Es war das erste Mal, dass ich persönlich mit der Frage nach einer richtigen Investition konfrontiert wurde und so begab ich mich in die Weiten des Internets, um mich über gute Anlagestrategien zu informieren. Nach einigem Kopfzerbrechen stieß ich auf eine Variante, die einen ...

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