The Drum: Speaking for a crippled nation

In 2003, a 25-year-old woman, all of five feet tall, stood up in front of warlords and war criminals who were determining Afghanistan’s future constitution and said: “My name is Malalai Joya from Farah province… Why would you allow criminals to be present here? They are responsible for our situation now… It is they who … Continue reading The Drum: Speaking for a crippled nation

The Drum: War over but peace remains elusive

May 24, 2010 By the time the Sri Lankan government declared victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in May last year a make-shift hospital in the town of Mullivaykkal had been completely paralysed. It was the second hospital to fall victim to a barrage of heavy artillery during an offensive by Sri … Continue reading The Drum: War over but peace remains elusive