Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the Women’s Forum in the Burmese capital Naypyidaw. Photograph: Jennifer Duggan 3:21

Snarling, beeping traffic jams are something new in Yangon. They are a headache for the city’s commuters but are also a sign of Burma’s progress. S(...)

 Bronagh and Bob Cumbers, parents of BBC Cameraman Simon Cumbers (in photo on left) at their home in Navan. Cumbers (36) was shot and killed in 2004 when in the country working on a programme on al-Qaeda.   Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The man who killed Irish BBC cameraman Simon Cumbers in Saudi Arabia 10 years ago has been sentenced to death by a court in the kingdom. Adil Sa’ad Al(...)

Visitors to Lubiri Palace, home of the Buganda kabaka, or king, in Kampala, Uganda. Photograph: Michele Sibiloni/The New York Times

Simon Kaheru takes out his smartphone to photograph his breakfast and send the image to his wife. On his plate is a reworking of the Ugandan street(...)

In Timor-Leste: Nino Konis Santana, the country’s first national park. Photograph: Rosie Nic Cionnaith
The forest’s inner struggle

‘I was nine years old when the Indonesians invaded Timor-Leste in 1975, and I fled to the mountains with my mum, my grandmother, my brother and sister(...)

Anxious about Africa

This day last month I was speeding around the rough roads of Ghana, visiting community-based tourism projects from the humid southern coast to (...)