James Brownsell

James Brownsell is an online features editor with Al Jazeera English. He spent two years living and working in the occupied Palestinian territories, and has reported from Kenya, Somalia, the United States, Italy and the United Kingdom. He writes about the politics of identity and its role in matters of war, peace and social justice. And moustaches.

Poverty & Development

In Pictures: Life returns to Mogadishu

Mogadishu is making a comeback despite years of violence, corruption, greed and death.


Somali PM: Donors must deliver on promises

Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed tells international donors to be more accountable and work more closely with the government.


Profile: Raila Odinga

The opposition leader went to court disputing the 2013 election results claiming fraud.


In Pictures: #FreeAJstaff

Hundreds of BBC reporters protested on Tuesday against the sentence handed down to Al Jazeera's journalists in Egypt.


Death of a radical: Tony Benn, 1925-2014

A British MP for 50 years, the veteran statesman was loved and loathed - but he was the champion of the left.

Science & Technology

Nuclear security: The defence of weapons

The challenge of keeping nuclear arms and materials secure around the globe.


Passing away: Key deaths of 2013

Manzarek to Mandela and Chavez to Thatcher - Al Jazeera remembers those the world has lost this year.


Is this the world's most dangerous moustache?

Malik Afridi's fabulous facial furniture has led to Taliban death threats.


Q&A: Kenya vote battle heads to the courts

Rahema Abdul-Rahman, a key figure in Raila Odinga's election bid, explains why they're fighting the announced results.


Kenya's Odinga: From the polls to the courts

Kenya's prime minister details claims of election rigging in aftermath of bitterly contested poll.


Kenyan voters and the ICC factor

Charges of crimes against humanity brushed off at the ballot box by defiant voters.


Kenyan women march towards political equality

More women than ever before will take seats in the next parliament, but equal representation is a still a long way off.