Amanda Fisher

Wild Animals

Iraqi chimp moved to sanctuary in Kenya

Only 70 kilometres from war-riven Mosul, Manno the chimpanzee is moved from Iraqi zoo and taken in by Kenyan sanctuary.

Poverty & Development

Dangerously cheap: Kenya's illegal abortions

An upcoming battle in Kenyan courts could determine future access to safe, legal abortions for women there.


Kenya: Boxing for change

The Olympic sport is offering an alternative to impoverished kids in Nairobi.


Pumping iron with the GCC's first female bodybuilder

Haifa Al-Musawi is the first woman to be granted permission to represent the United Arab Emirates as a bodybuilder.

Business & Economy

Buy a villa in the UAE - and get an Antiguan passport

A real estate firm is raising eyebrows by helping buyers of its villas gain citizenship in a Caribbean nation.

Middle East

Adopting orphans and breaking taboos in Dubai

With marriage rates falling, some single women in the UAE have begun to adopt children, despite society's reservations.

War & Conflict

'This is daily life' in Shatila refugee camp

Guesthouse gives outsiders a glimpse of what life is like inside an overcrowded Palestinian camp in Beirut.