President François Hollande placed flowers and unveiled plaques at each of the sites of the attacks.  Photo by Philippe Wojazer

Paris Attacks one year on: ‘I live with this every day’

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Gregory Reibenberg held his wife’s hand until she drew her last breath, assuring her that he would look after their daughter, and himself. Surrounded by dead bodies and shattered tables that had been shot up or thrown aside by people running for their lives, he then closed Djamila Houd’s eyes. After kissing her for a final time, the rest, he says, is a blur.   Read More

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Police faced off with migrants days before the demolition of The Jungle

What happens to Migrant kids after Calais?

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CALAIS, FRANCE—Peering through the gates that separate converted shipping container housing from the sprawling migrant camp known as The Jungle, Tony and Abdul, both 16 and from Sudan, are deciding what to do next. They have been stuck in the squatter camp outside Calais for seven months despite frequent attempts to get to the U.K.   And France’s biggest slum is about to close.  Read More

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Dane Duplessis (right) and Cassiem Augustus (far right), advise a fisherman (left) at the Cape Town Port

A bid for freedom: Rescuing Trafficked Fishermen as they Dock

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Less than a mile from Cape Town’s picturesque waterfront shops and cafes, dozens of fishermen work on docked vessels on the other side of the port, unseen by tourists strolling down the boardwalk.  Many of the men are victims of abuse and forced labour. As published in the Guardian 11 August, 2016.  Read More

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Friday night far from Home

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My phone blinks repeatedly with news alerts of an unfolding plague. I read them two, three times and still struggle to believe what I’m reading.  Gunmen and suicide bombers are on a killing spree across my adopted city. It’s a city I have not only come to love like no other; I’ve persuaded the woman of my dreams to start a new life there.  Now she’s somewhere in Paris and I’m unable to reach her.  Read More  Read More

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Paris Attacks one year on: ‘I live with this every day’

President François Hollande placed flowers and unveiled plaques at each of the sites of the attacks.  Photo by Philippe Wojazer

Gregory Reibenberg held his wife’s hand until she drew her last breath, assuring her that he would look after their daughter, and himself. Surrounded by dead bodies and shattered tables that had been shot up or thrown aside by people running for their lives, he then closed Djamila Houd’s eyes. After kissing her for a […]