Axel Kronholm

south asia

Bangladesh Hangs Opposition Leader Nizami, May Make Islamic Radicalism Even Worse

The Bangladeshi government just killed the leader of the largest Islamist party. Islamic State and other radical groups in Bangladesh may get a boost from this.
Axel Kronholm
5.10.16
asia & pacific

Proposed Chinese Coal Plants Spark Outrage, Arrests, and Deaths in Bangladesh

Forty percent of people in Bangladesh lack access to electricity, but locals fear that the construction of new power plants will lead to thousands of evictions and the razing of schools and religious sites.
Axel Kronholm
4.18.16
Dog meat

Eating with the Dog Thieves of Cambodia

Driven by poverty and a belief that dog meat possesses medicinal properties, desperate men in Phnom Penh resort to stealing people's pets to make a quick but horrific buck.
Axel Kronholm
3.26.16
asia & pacific

How Myanmar’s Landmark Election Could Influence One of Its Most Lucrative, and Shady, Industries

Jade mining accounts for half of Myanmar's entire economy, powers one of the world's oldest civil wars, and could limit the process of political reform after the country's election.
Axel Kronholm
11.9.15
News

Cops Raided Albania's Cannabis Capital Yesterday

Naturally, its inhabitants shot at them with machine gunes, rockets, and mortars.
Axel Kronholm
6.18.14
Europe

In Photos: Murder, Misery and Children in Albania’s Mining Industry

It’s rare enough that labor rights are respected for public employees in Albania, let alone for children working for warring gangsters.
Axel Kronholm
6.4.14
News

Meet the Children and Pregnant Women Carrying Rocks All Day for Albania's Mining Pirates

According to the Confederation of Trade Unions of Albania, 88 miners have died in their line of work only in the last five years. Many more have been severely injured or crippled. No one really knows how many deaths and injuries occur in the informal...
Axel Kronholm
6.3.14