Category Archives: Africa

Drifting young soul in Libya

A several days ago, I saw a modified car speeding and skidding on the road in Delhi at night. It reminded me of a scene I photographed in Libya. It was more than two years ago, while covering the anti-Qaddafi revolution. I was at a ‘drifting’ site in the eastern city of Benghazi. White smoke […]

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Liberia’s Civil War : Ten Years Later vol.2

Ten years ago last month, Liberia’s civil war ended after 14 years of on-and-off battles as notorious president Charles Taylor left the country. Since covering the fierce fighting in the capital city Monrovia in 2003, I have been documenting Liberia’s post-war rebuilding process and a few months ago, I visited the country on my 6th […]

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Memories of Nelson Mandela

May 10th will mark the 19th anniversary of Mr. Nelson Mandela’s presidential inauguration as the first black president in South Africa. Without a doubt, it was one of the world’s most historic days. At the same time, it has a very special meaning to me. My first international job was to cover South Africa’s multiracial […]

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Liberia’s Civil War:Ten Years Later

Last month, I visited Liberia, a small country in West Africa with its population of a little over 4 million. I have visited the country six times since the civil war in 2003 to document the lives of children including child soldiers and a girl who lost her entire family during combat. This year marks […]

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Great leader needed

  Libya’s rebel commander Abdel Fattah Younes got assassinated a few days ago. Although it’s still not clear what really happened and the motive behind it, many say that it could lead to deep divisions within the rebels which have been trying to oust Col. Muammar Gadhafi. Because of Younes’ role in the Gadhafi government (he defected […]

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