Migrants from India are trying to return home as job opportunities dry up and government regulations get tougher. Continue reading “AL JAZEERA ENGLISH: UK dream ending for undocumented migrants”
Clarksdale, Mississippi is known as the home of the Delta blues. It is also the poorest town in the poorest state in America, and it’s facing a spate of gang violence. The local authorities, desperate to improve the situation, are turning to their music heritage to see whether it can help lift Clarksdale out of the doldrums.
The government in Burma is promising to clean up its act. But the army is still recruiting child soldiers. Foreign Policy’s Patrick Bodenham discovered some, who had fled the ranks of Burma’s national army.
When Burmese pro-democracy protesters Ko Jimmy and Nilar Thein were jailed for the second time, their daughter had only just been born. Five years on they have been released to start family life again.
Doctors bemoan ‘tragic’ shortage of antiretroviral drugs as new drug-resistant tuberculosis strand causes further concern
A very British row has broken out in Burma over plans to recover 20 buried Second World War Spitfires.
David Cundall, a farmer from Lincolnshire, says he was pressured into giving up his claim on the 67-year-old fighters by a millionaire property developer who was part of David Cameron’s business delegation to Burma two weeks ago.
Burma’s parliament is due to reopen today – almost certainly without the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the 42 other members of her party who secured seats in the recent by-elections. Continue reading “Dispute keeps Suu Kyi’s party out of parliament”
PM dismisses warnings of false dawn with call to ‘suspend’ sanctions, at house where heroine was held for 15 years Continue reading “In a Rangoon garden, Cameron stands with Suu Kyi and offers Burma a fresh start”