UN: Sorry about Haiti’s cholera but not paying out

by Rashmee

Posted on February 21, 2013


The United Nations has announced that it has no liability for claims lodged against it …

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Baby Doc Duvalier not in court: What now?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 21, 2013


“Baby Doc isn’t showing,” tweeted Reed Brody of Human Rights Watch from the courtroom in …

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Royal bodies and other stars: the row that is not

by Rashmee

Posted on February 20, 2013


Kate Middleton’s royal body has become a talking point. What, you say, yet again? Just …

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Summits & beauty contests: Same, up to a point

by Rashmee

Posted on February 19, 2013


What’s the difference between a political summit and a beauty contest? The second picks a …

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Bling bling & bang bang for world’s toughest vehicle

by Rashmee

Posted on February 18, 2013


Prepare to see the drug mafia, gun runners, dictators and oligarchs in every part of …

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Pots of gold: Why is Myanmar a better bet than Haiti?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 17, 2013


Haiti is not open for business, says Nigel Fisher, the United Nations’ voice – …

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Housekeeping in Haitian Creole – Part III

by Rashmee

Posted on February 16, 2013


Bleach, furniture wax, starch. The little things in the housekeeper’s arsenal, which work well when …

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Psst, know a lo-fi getaway off the beaten track?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 15, 2013


Anyone lamenting how much harder it’s getting to go off the beaten track might want …

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Bye bye handshake diplomacy, hello namaste

by Rashmee

Posted on February 14, 2013


In the world of diplomacy, a handshake and a high-five can mean too much and …

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At Downing Street, the Alastair Campbell dynasty

by Rashmee

Posted on February 13, 2013


Hello, reads the email. It’s Alastair from Downing Street press office – please note it’s …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK