In the Democratic Republic of Congo conflict is never far off. This is in part due to conflict minerals, the mining of which contributes to the perpetuation and aggravation of a cycle of violence. In the vast Okapi Wildlife Reserve, mining is illegal. But that doesn't limit the lengths to which people are willing to go to fight for the gold and other natural resources.
Consumers who want to know about the origin of their basmati rice, can read about the lush, green foothills of the Himalayas depicted on product packaging. But the reality appears far less appealing. This (interactive) documentary about the human and environmental costs of rice (photo by Adriane Ohanesian)
It might take years before we can fully assess the impact of the international intervention in Afghanistan. Some stories will only surface years after. Some consequences or perspectives will only materialize over years. And therefore we think it's important to continue to investigate leads we came across. Some are further researched at the moment, and it will probably lead to new stories soon.