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Asia: February 2011 Archives

February 24 & 27: from French Guiana - Kwa Dabekaa, South Africa - Mumbai, India - Liberia

A gold merchant at a guerilla mining camp weighs his payment. Photo/ © Narayan Mahon/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Heroin's terrible handmaiden. An old drug hits the streets of South Africa bearing a deadly new additive.

It's Whack-a-Mole in the jungles of French Guiana as police crash illegal toxic gold mines and miners fix them up again.

Rushing to the maternity ward in a handcart:  We revisit the issue of maternal health care in the developing world. 

 

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February 17 & 20: from Lampedusa, Italy - Kingi, Democratic Republic of Congo - Uganda - Iran via Washington - Urumqi, China

They chased their president into exile, but thousands of Tunisians are fleeing their "revolution" seeking refuge on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa. Photo/Reuters

The aftershocks of Tunisia's uprising. Why the revolution is driving some people out of the country.

In Uganda, the opposition fears the country's strongman will steal this week's election.

Iran is erupting, but it's all just good sketch material for a couple of expat comics living in Washington.

We're in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where former rebels are getting away with murder.

And, the sound of Uyghur music. A minority in China listens to its past, for clues to its future. 

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