reportage

Rape has always been one of the deadliest weapons of war

29 February 2020 9:00 am

Nothing prepared Antony Beevor for this devastating exposé of the systematic use of rape in war and ethnic cleansing

A nightly occurrence in Tegucigalpa. Forensic officers inspect a crime scene involving the execution of six men in drug-related gang warfare

Is Tegucigalpa the crime capital of the world?

24 February 2018 9:00 am

The Spanish journalist Alberto Arce worked for Associated Press in Honduras in 2012 and 2013. After a year, he says:…

A pile of mud-covered satchels is all that remains of 74 children’s lives

How the 2011 killer tsunami sent shock waves through Japan

26 August 2017 9:00 am

The loss of so many children’s lives at Okawa primary school in 2011 was entirely avoidable, says Nicholas Shakespeare

The Gift of Patience: the pair reach safety in Maiduguri

Boko Haram’s massacre of the innocents

3 June 2017 9:00 am

The group of kidnapped women were terrified. They had been brought back to the camp as booty and were being…

Fallen idol: Mercia dela Querra, the caretaker of Orania’s Verwoerd museum, sits beside the bronze head of the founder of apartheid

Orania: the desert of Afrikaner dreams

29 October 2016 9:00 am

South African democracy has not, on the whole, been kind to the Afrikaner. During Nelson Mandela’s benign oversight of the…

A local leader of the Mara gang (photo: Getty)

The new mafias that rule the world

30 January 2016 9:00 am

You may not have heard of the Maras. Or Barrio 18. Or the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, or the Zatas,…

Elizabeth Day urges women to be more ‘me first’, less ‘no, no, after you’

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Paradise City, Elizabeth Day’s third novel, comes with an accompanying essay on The Pool — an online magazine for the…

They sought paradise in a Scottish field — and found hunger, boredom and mosquitoes

14 February 2015 9:00 am

Dylan Evans, the author of this book, was one of those oddballs who rather looked forward to the apocalypse, because…

How Putin turned Russian politics into reality TV

14 February 2015 9:00 am

‘We all know there will be no real politics.’ A prominent Russian TV presenter is speaking off the record at…

Sudan was always an invented country. Maybe we should invent it again

19 April 2014 9:00 am

Sudan — a country that ceased to exist in 2011 — is or was one of the last untouristed wildernesses…

Narcoland, by Anabel Hernandez - review

14 September 2013 9:00 am

It is by now surely beyond doubt that those governments committed to fighting the war on drugs — and on…