Category Archives: Miscellaneous Published

In Burma, violence against Muslim minority stumbles into the spotlight

A fake photo that went viral online has drawn attention to the genuine plight of the Rohingya Muslims refugees in Burma

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Fore! I smell the blood of a Schabir Shaikman

Daily Maverick - 9 June 2011- As the Schabir Shaik controversy refuses to leave front pages, a strange meeting I had with a friend of the well-known golfer, in the parking lot next to a crematorium, makes much…

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“Ivory Coast: the forgotten war?” in the Daily News

The Daily News in Durban carried a version of my Al Jazeera report on the crisis in Cote d’Ivoire in its print edition. You can read it here.

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Al Jazeera reveals new power of social journalism

In the wake of recent events in Egypt, I wrote this opinion piece for The Mercury: I returned to the Al Jazeera Network headquarters in Doha, after 10 days’ leave, to find the newsroom brimming with far more coffee,…

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Zuma’s Bastard stirring up Schabir Shaik

Schabir Shaik took a particular interest in the book during my pre-launch signing at the Exclusive Books branch in Gateway this weekend and if you believe him South Africa is indebted to him as some sort of peacemaker.

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I did not know Fatima Meer

I am not going to tell you how she taught me hopscotch, how she inspired me to care about others or how her memory gives me goose bumps. I did not know Fatima Meer.

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Fat cats and foul play

Originally published by New Internationalist. I am at Moses Mabhida stadium for a tour, when the cute journo I’m chatting to spots a giant leopard bobbing his fractious head for a couple of photographers to…

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