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How the Kenyan government is losing revenue as Khat Smuggling to Somalia escalates

  • Agriculture
  • Organised crime
  • Transport

NAIROBI - MOGADISHU - The smuggling of Khat, locally known as Miraa, is being carried out openly in Kenya’s coastal town of Lamu. The smuggling has been heightened due to the fact that Miraa export to Somalia was banned in 2020 following a diplomatic row between the two states. 

Brussels and Amsterdam show each other the way forward

  • Cities
  • Environment
  • Social affairs
  • Transport

A'DAM - BRUSSELS - More and more people are moving to the city, but what does the future of these growing cities look like? Thanks to Journalismfund.eu’s LOCAL grant programme, two media organisations (BRUZZ from Brussels and AT5 from Amsterdam) have teamed up for the first time to investigate the two cities. In a five-part series of videos and articles, the two city media delved into the crucial challenges for the city of tomorrow: mobility, housing, waste, tourism and language.

The battle between Antwerp and Rotterdam for trading positions in Brazil

  • Industry
  • Transport

PORTO DO ACU - For the construction of the Brazilian port of Porto do Açu, hundreds of families were forcibly evicted from their land. Fishermen lost their livelihoods and the promised jobs in the port never came. The port also turned up in one of the biggest corruption scandals in Brazil. All this did not stop the port of Antwerp from investing 20 million dollars in this controversial project.

Turbulent times

  • Transport

BRUSSELS - From the smouldering ashes of Sabena to the first flight of Brussels Airlines, via the parcels of DHL and Chinese tourists in Brussels: this book tells the story of a world in change in the sky. On the basis of documents, figures, analyses and privileged witnesses, it also sketches a portrait of what Belgium will look like from the air.