Mongolia, the land of Genghis Khan and nomadic herders, is in the midst of a remarkable transition. Rich in coal, gold and copper, this country of fewer than 3 million people in Central Asia is riding a mineral boom that is expected to more than double its GDP within a decade. The rapid changes simultaneously [...]
The servant home in Oeschberg in Bern canton is the only retirement home in Switzerland that caters solely to servants and maids. It might be better to say: the last generation of hired hands and maids, because the professions are dying out. The maids and hired hands who live in Oeschberg still feel as needed [...]
Less than two decades after the end of the communist era, Romania’s mission towards democracy and liberal markets has already reached its primary goal: Since January 2007, Romania is a full member of the European Union – its business centres are booming, and the Romanian economy catches up with its role models in Western Europe [...]
Since he came to Germany six years ago, Prince Ofori spends his afternoons in the nearby youth center Grenzallee on a noisy street in Berlin-Neukölln. The neighbourhood is known as a skid row with a high crime rate, drug addiction, high unemployment and social issues. Here, the twenty-year-old Ghanaian has become one of Germany’s best [...]
The fishermen of Baoût, a village of 400 in the Senegalese Saloum delta, work under extreme conditions to make their living: Up to twenty of them are cramped on tiny pirogue boats when they leave their village in the afternoon to catch Bonga shad or Ethmalosa herring out at sea, 50 miles away. The men, [...]
Personalities I met on assignment for different newspapers and magazines between 2007 and 2013.