Voice of America: Food crisis in the Sahel

Not much happened here on the blog for some days now. That’s mostly because I was busy actually working on stuff, which will be published over the next days/weeks. First up is a short news clip for Voice of America about the Sahel food crisis, for which I researched video and story, while David Axe did production and voice: Not much happened here on the blog for some days now. That’s mostly because I was busy actually working on stuff, which will be published over the next days/weeks. First...

The Stream: The crisis in Mali

I took part in The Stream yesterday, an interactive show on Al Jazeera English. Originally I was asked to take part in the live discussion via a Goolge+ hangout, but this did not work due to a crappy internet connection on my side. So instead some of my tweeted comments about the show were shown and discussed. The show was great and very interesting. There were some excellent participants, among them Andy Morgan, so if you didn’t see it yet be sure to watch it! I took part in The Stream yesterday, an interactive show on Al Jazeera English. Originally ...

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Tune in to Al Jazeera tonight

I will be taking part in a discussion on the current situation in Mali on Al Jazeera English tonight. The program is called The Stream and will start at 19:30 GMT. Be sure to tune in! I will be taking part in a discussion on the current situation in Mali on Al Jazeera English tonight. The program is called The Stream and will start at 19:30 GMT....

Artisanal Gold Miners in Burkina Faso [Video]

Last month, I visited a gold mining camp in northern Burkina Faso. Here is a short video from that trip. Around 30 families live in that location and search for gold. The work is fully manual and unbelievably hard. Temperatures here reach 40°C in the shade easily and there is not much shade to begin with. If the miners (both men an women ply this trade) are very lucky, they find enough gold to sell for around 2,000 Franc CFA every few days. That equals about three Euros. Last month, I visited a gold mining camp in northern Burkina Faso. Here ...

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