Darragh Peter Murphy travelled to Timor-Leste, ahead of the 20th anniversary of the country’s independence referendum, to explore how peace has brought economic growth, yet political instability remains, and the oil and gas reserves are running out. Here, he reflects on his trip. It’s nearing 4pm and a day’s work in the mountainous highlands in […]
Darragh Peter Murphy received funding to travel to Lesotho where he reported on the work and conditions of young shepherds in the southern African region. Darragh’s work was published by The Irish Times and can be read here.
@DarraghPMurphy In hindsight, crossing the Drakensburg Mountains in a Volkswagen Polo after nightfall may not have been the most sensible way to begin a visit to Lesotho. True, Hannibal is said to have successfully crossed the Alps on an elephant. But he didn’t have my deadlines. On paper, driving from Johannesburg airport to Semonkong, far […]