In Search of Mengistu
15 April 2011 | Places
▲ Security in Gunhill is clearly a concern as this typical array of signs on a Gunhill villa shows. Before I left Zimbabwe I had a drive around the flash Harare suburb looking for one of the city’s most famous residents – Haile Mariam Mengistu.
◄ In his book Zanz...
17 March 2010 | Media
We all know about the Great Firewall of China, how about the lesser known Firewall of Burma? We’ve taken a lot of criticism at Lonely Planet for publishing a guidebook to the country, officially known as Myanmar today. We published the first edition of our Burma guide...
Causes & Concerns
10 December 2005 | Living
Things I worry about from old growth forest destruction in the Australian state of Tasmania to what Amnesty International has rightly described as ‘a human rights scandal’ in, where else, Guantanamo Bay.
Marshalls Shoot & Kill Passenger
US Newspaper headline 8...