Laura Kyle


Chinese transition - Life goes on

As China chose their new leaders, for the 1.2 billion population it was a normal day


Chinese savour political choreography

Chinese citizens were glued to TV sets on Thursday, watching Xi Jinping's ascension to head of the ruling party.


China's ageing dilemma

Hospices and care homes are a relatively new concept, but it's where many elderly Chinese are spending their final days.

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso: Voices from the marketplace

Traders and shoppers in the markets of Burkina Faso tell us how the drought in Sahel is affecting their lives.


The heroes behind the scenes

The unsung heroes of many a work trip are the local members of the team.


Of poor rains and withered harvests

It is hard to cover a drought when it rains. And boy did it rain in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou the night before we set out for The Sahel. The flashlights of the hotel's night watchmen sliced through the darkness as they ran about the wind-whipped trees, checking everything wa


Surge in dengue cases raises alarm

Climate change and urbanisation blamed for rise in disease across SE Asia.