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Burundi: The disappearance of Jean Bigirimana

Three months after the journalist’s mysterious disappearance, many of his colleagues now assume the worst. Jessica Hatcher spotlights the dangers of working as a journalist …

The real price of African coffee

Worth over $100 billion annually, coffee is, after oil, the second most valuable commodity on earth. Export revenues account for over one-fifth of this. And yet, never before have coffee farmers in East Africa been more impoverished. Santorri Chamley investigates.

Human trafficking by another name

In Uganda, the government-legalised exportation of labour raises disturbing questions. By John Njoroge in Kampala. Between 2009 and 2010 a Ugandan security contractor in Iraq, Samuel …