The port of Berbera on the arid northern coast of Somaliland, a de-facto state which unilaterally declared independence from war-torn Somalia in 1991, has recently seen a lot of construction around its harbour area, with prices doubling along the ...


Indigenous Mayan Q'eqchi communities in eastern Guatemala's Polochic Valley have long lived without state presence. Jobs, and sometimes health services, are provided by banana and palm oil companies. Plantations have replaced the region's cattle ...


On the morning of 30 August 2017, according to eyewitnesses, Burmese soldiers carried out the Tula Toli massacre, a mass-killing of Rohingya people, with the support of local Rakhines from the same village. Rohingya villagers, including residents of...


"This farm is close to the demilitarised zone between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) and South Korea. However, the current political and military situation does not affect my life and I am not worried", says Kim Jesan, a 78 ...


Easington Colliery was once a typical booming coal mining town in the North-East of England, where the hills reverberated to the sounds of industry, of coal and steel, of power and machination. The skylines were dominated by the engine houses and ...


The red phone box, or Kiosk No. 2 to give it its official name, is as iconically British as London's black cabs and the Royal Family. Since the 1980s, however, it has been falling into decline, first through the privatisation of British Telecom and ...


The Sweating Subject is a series of group portraits of tribal chiefs and their courts. All of the group portraits also include Jan Banning, the photographer. All the subjects are members of the Gonja or Dagomba tribes in the Northern Territories of ...


On 13 March 2017 the discovery in Sierra Leone of the world's 14th largest diamond ever found was reported around the world. At 709 carat it is also the second largest ever seen in the country. The man who found it is pastor Emmanuel Momoh assisted ...


Red Ant Security Relocation & Eviction Services, or the 'Red Ants' in short, is a private security company in Johannesburg, South Africa, whose employees have become notorious for using excessive force in conducting their operations. They are ...


They drive their children around in armoured minibuses; drones buzz around in the air above their homes. The Ovadia family are always armed when they venture outside their home and their settlement. This year, Israel celebrates the 70th anniversary ...


William Katende, his wife and six children own six hectares of farmland about 300 meters from the equator where they mainly grow matoke, a starchy variety of banana which is picked green and cooked. They sell about half of the food they produce and ...


The Jungle was a refugee camp near Calais in northern France. According to Help Refugees, before it was demolished in 2016 it was home to 9,106 men, women and unaccompanied children living in a muddy expanse of tents and temporary shelters which they...


The Jungle was a refugee camp near Calais in northern France. By August 2016 the camp had trebled in size over the previous year housing some 9,106 men, women and unaccompanied children according to Help Refugees. Most were living in a muddy expanse...


The Jungle was a refugee camp near Calais in northern France. By August 2016 the camp had trebled in size over the previous year housing some 9,106 men, women and unaccompanied children according to Help Refugees. Most were living in a muddy expanse of ...


Seven is the age of all of these children. It is also the number of years the Syrian Civil War has been raging, still with no end in sight. All of these children are born in Syria yet most of them cannot remember their homeland. Like millions of ...


Ciocana Sector in the eastern part of Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, is one of the newest parts of the city. It is a typical product of early Soviet city planning when cheap, multi-storey housing was built across the country to provide cheap and ...


On 19 October 2011, 86 families of Irish Traveller heritage were evicted from their homes on a former scrapyard known as Dale Farm in Essex, southeastern England. Although the Travellers owned the land, the surrounding community would not tolerate ...


Moldova has one of the highest incarceration rates in Europe as well as the highest rate of inmates serving long prison sentences. Penitentiary Nr. 17 in the town of Rezina on the banks of the Dniester River is the most secure prison in the country ...


Ramin Mazur was born and raised in Transnistria, a slither of land wedged between the Dniester River and the Ukrainian border, which declared independence from Moldova in 1990. For almost three decades the pseudo-state, which is only recognised by three ...


Sakura or cherry blossom is intimately identified with Japanese culture. For centuries it has been an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life and symbolises transience and nobility. The fleeting spirit of the Japanese spring is captured ...


Every year, on the 13th day of the first lunar month of the Chinese calendar, the small hamlet of Majie in central Henan province becomes the scene for one of the largest folk festivals in the world. Hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the...


Following inter-communal violence in the 1960s between Greek and Turkish populations in Cyprus, then a British colony, Major-General Peter Young, commander of the so-called Peace Force, drew a line across the island with a green chinagraph pencil, an...


Afghanistan is the USA's second longest war and is set to overtake Vietnam as the longest-running military engagement in 2019. The country has been the violent playground of rival geopolitical forces for centuries - the British and Russian empires, ...


"Every child has the right to a clear horizon, even when it's stormy at sea." Stephan Vanfleteren, 2017 Founded in 1906 by Prince Albert, the future King Albert I of the Belgians, the Koninklijk Werk IBIS (Royal Work IBIS) school in Bredene on ...


Sudan has seen more than its fair share of conflict over the past six decades, with two major bouts of fighting between the north and south lasting a total of 38 years before a peace agreement in 2005 paved the way for the separation into two ...


Tea has occupied a special place in British culture for centuries. The tea industry has played a leading role in connecting Britain and the Asian subcontinent. However, behind Britain's cup of choice is a fascinating story rarely told, of how the ...


Would you open your home to a stranger? These intimate portraits and their accompanying captions show how refugees and the people who have welcomed them into their homes are living together in five countries across Europe - and how both benefit from ...


Over seven thousand miles from home, the Iranian diaspora in the United States finds itself constantly working to navigate through a web of complex cultural, political, religious, racial and social issues and identities. In a nation of immigrants, ...


Selfitis - the obsessive taking of selfies on mobile phones - appears to be a genuine disorder according to a new academic study published in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. Researchers at Nottingham Trent University in the ...


The Polish term "falowiec" means something like "wavy block". In the northern city of Gdansk, on the shores of the Baltic Sea, eight 'wavy' apartment blocks were built in the 1960s and 1970s. The largest of them is the longest residential building in...


Barcelona Residence, American village, SoHo Apartments and Mediterranean Court - these are some of the ambitious names given to host of new residential developments on the outskirts of Bucharest, the capital of Romania, one of the poorest countries ...


The Englishman & the Eel is a journey into that most London of institutions, the Eel, Pie and Mash shop. Today, these simple spaces hold within them the memories of a rich, largely undocumented cultural heritage of generations of working-class ...


The region of Tusheti, spread across the peaks and valleys of the Caucasus Mountains in northeastern Georgia, is all but cut off from the outside world for seven months of the year. The one road in, through the treacherous Abano Pass, is impassable until...


In Trump's America, the Ku Klux Klan has been superseded by Nazis with European role models. Espen and journalist Ronny Berg travelled 3266 km through three states to understand what drives hate in America. "Every year there are 300 attacks from...


Whether dachshund, Persian cat, dwarf hamster, rabbit, turtle, guinea pig or singing canary - most people's most faithful furry or feathered companions usually end up being shredded at a disposal facility with slaughterhouse waste and made into soap ...


Palm oil is everywhere. As a cheap substitute to butter and other trans fats that are solid at room temperature, it has become a ubiquitous ingredient in a wide range of food products, from chocolate and margarine to breakfast cereals, biscuits, ...