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UN admits Haiti cholera outbreak

UN admits Haiti cholera outbreak

The United Nations has finally acknowledged it played a role in an outbreak of cholera in Haiti in 2010 that has since killed about 10,000 people in the country. Studies have shown that Nepalese UN troops were the source of the disease – but the UN repeatedly denied responsibility until now. The cholera outbreak has been blamed on leaking sewage…

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School is out – Haiti

School is out – Haiti

The school year 2015-2016 has just finished in Haiti. Millions of school kids are on their well deserved break. They will be back in their classrooms in September. The education system in Haiti is developing but to slow. Primary school enrollment is about 75%, up a bit from earlier years but still to low. An average Haitian over 25 years…

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School in The Philippines in progress

School in The Philippines in progress

The Philippine school year 2016-2017 started on  June 13. Millions of school children are back in the classroom. The said school year is comprised of 54 days for the first quarter, 48 days for the second quarter, another 48 days for the third quarter, and 52 days for the fourth quarter. It will officially end on April 7, 2017. This…

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New book out

New book out

Finally the book “Bangkok – 10 vandringar och utflykter” was released. It is all in Swedish, but hopefully there will be an English version as well. The book is about 10 walks and day trips in Bangkok.  It is an excellent book to complement any regular tourist book. Seasoned journalist and author Bertil Lintner has been living in Thailand since…

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Chernobyl – 30 years on

Chernobyl – 30 years on

On April 26, 1986, the world’s worst nuclear disaster took place; the explosion of Chernobyl’s No. 4 nuclear reactor in the Ukraine. About nine tone of radio active dust, 90 times more than the Hiroshima bomb, spread over a large area of Europe. Some five million people, among them one million children have been exposed to this radiation. The independent…

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“International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action”.

“International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action”.

Today marks the “International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action”. The theme for 2016 is: “Mine Action is Humanitarian Action” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement: “On this International Day, let us work together to advance the goal of a world free of the threat of mines and explosive remnants of war.” One of the…

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Political and food crisis in Haiti

Political and food crisis in Haiti

Political crisis Haitian President Michel Martelly stepped down from his office over the weekend. The country is left with no successor after elections were postponed twice due to allegations of fraud. –       My greatest failure is the delayed elections, the President said when he addressed the National Assembly on Sunday. Protests and flashes of violence have added to the precariousness…

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Hong Kong book

Hong Kong book

2016. New year, new challenges, new possibilities. Currently I’m involved in my third book within a year. I’m quite excited about that, especially the book on Bangkok that is to be released within a few weeks. I have more than 100 images in the book, and I’m looking forward to see it in print. The current project will take me…

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The Thai Premier League season has ended

The Thai Premier League season has ended

The Thai Premier League season has ended. Buriram won the league and The FA-Cup. They did not loose one single game this season. Buriram United striker, Diogo Luis Santo won two major award of the year in the Thai Premier League 2015. He won TPL most valuable player (MVP) and the top scorer with 33 goals of the season. Diogo…

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International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child

Today marks the International Day of the Girl Child. May all their dreams and visions come through. “The newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals rightly include key targets for gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They offer an opportunity for a global commitment to breaking inter generational transmission of poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination – and realizing…

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Book on Burma

Book on Burma

Early in the summer the below book on Burma was released. It is all in Swedish an written of seasoned journalists Bertil Lintner and Sven-Olof Einarsson. I have a dozen pictures in the book including five on the front cover. Perfect for whom wants to dig deeper in to the history, culture and so forth. High recommended. Mr Lintner and…

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Neal Morse Band

Neal Morse Band

Last night I shot The Neal Morse Band live at Debaser Medis in Stockholm. Great musicians all the way. Except Neal Morse himself drummer Mike Portnoy is famous and won many awards for his drummer skills. Some pics:

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15 years since trash slide in Manila

15 years since trash slide in Manila

Today marks 15 years since the devastating trash slide in Manila, the Philippines. More than 250 died and hundreds got injured. Many are still missing. July in 2000 had very poor weather in the Philippines. Typhoons Kirogi and Kai-Tak passed over the main island Luzon and had major impact on the people and infrastructure. The heavy rain shower were never…

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Back to Haiti!

Back to Haiti!

I’m now heading back to Haiti. It’s three and half years since I was there last time. A lot has happened; both in general and especially for Star of Hope and in the villages they support and the people they work with. I look forward to meeting all the people I know from before, and also get to know new…

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