In Depth Reports

  • Bitter-Sweet Harvest: Afghanistan's New War

    2 August 2004

    More than two years after the fall of the Taliban regime, as Afghanistan works to rebuild itself, poppy cultivation continues to prove a major obstacle in the country's quest for peace and stability. Experts in global counter-narcotics and political analysts warn of the fledgling Central Asian...

  • Nigeria Votes (2003)

    31 March 2003

    Only two general elections in Nigeria have been organised by civilian governments since independence from Britain in 1960. In each case, the elections were marred by irregularities and violence. In each case, they were followed by military overthrows.

    The presidential, legislative and...