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Refugees are big business for the UN

Whitstable Literary Festival

Great to be ‘In Conversation’ at the fabulous Whitstable Literary Festival on Sunday, May 15th, talking about Dispatches from the Kabul Café. The Library overflowed and the audience engaged in the ever-fascinating subject of Afghanistan. And it was great to walk down Harbour Street, the main Whitstable thoroughfare, to see Dispatches in the window of Harbour…
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Journalist Sumantra Maitra in conversation with Heidi Kingstone

This article by foreign affairs journalist Sumantra Maitra was published on Medium. Recently, last month there was a massive suicide bomb attack, in Afghanistan’s Khost province, near a former CIA camp and US base, killing over 33 people. A US airstrike also allegedly killed the head of the Islamic State of Afghanistan, a claim apparently…
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100 People, 100 Places: From Farm to Table

The factory simply gleamed, there was a surgical theatre spotlessness that made it sparkle with cleanliness, hygiene and efficiency, which perhaps would not have been that surprising had the location not been in northern Afghanistan. The factory produced fresh pasteurized milk, cream, cheese, butter, buttermilk, yoghurt, and chaka (quark). While it was supported by foreign…
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New Interview on BFBS

A new interview on BFBS Radio current affairs programme, Sitrep. Dedicated to serving the British Armed Forces, BFBS covers defence issues, foreign policy and other stories affecting the Forces community. It was a wonderful opportunity to discuss Dispatches from the Kabul Café, and my time in Afghanistan. You can listen to the full interview on Sitrep…
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