Simon Akam

Writing: By category: News Features

'Gambia's beggar boys come back to the classroom,' published in the Independent, 27 December, 2010

'Breaking the silence of Gambia's sex tourism,' published in the Independent, 20 December, 2010

'Raped by the enemy, shunned by friends,' published in the Independent, 9 December, 2010

'After diamonds, iron foments Sierra Leone tensions,' Reuters story, published 8 December, 2010

'Africa mulls biofuels as land grab fears grow,' Reuters story, published 30 November, 2010

'Uganda: Lessons from the 'Wild East',' published in the Guardian, 22 November, 2010

'"Returnees" nourish high hopes for Sierra Leone,' Reuters story, published 11 November, 2010

'Sierra Leone's ex-fighters train for peace abroad,' Reuters story, published 25 October, 2010

'Turkey in transition seeks closure on troubled past,' Reuters story, published 21 April, 2010

'Turkey's transsexuals popular on TV but not at home,' Reuters story, published 25 March, 2010

'Turkish filmmaker takes aim at U.S. and Israel,' Reuters story, published 5 March, 2010

A "model" Islamic education from Turkey,' Reuters story, published 24 February, 2010

Turkey's traditional wooden houses under threat,' Reuters story, published 22 February, 2010

For Culprits in Miracle on Hudson, the Flip Side of Glory,' published in the New York Times, 2 October, 2009

'A Sidewalk Oasis, if You Can Find One,' published in the New York Times, 30 August, 2009

'Spain Gives Citizenship to a Fighter of Franco,' published in the New York Times, 26 August, 2009

'A Prominent Collection at the Met: Food Carts,' published in the New York Times, 22 August 2009

'Internship Is Secured, but a Seat? That’s Tricky,' published in the New York Times, 27 July 2009

'Throgs Neck Bridge Fire Reveals Fragility of New York’s Travel Network,' published in the New York Times, 22 July 2009

'To Unite Diverse Communities, a Soccer Tournament of Skill,' published in the New York Times, 13 July 2009

'Just Try to Get Past These Police Vehicles,' published in the New York Times, 3 July, 2009

'With Every Whack of the Cricket Bat, a Bond,' published in the New York Times, 28 June, 2009

'Old wound, same pain,' published in the New Statesman, 11 June, 2009

'"We’re still fighting the Civil War here,"' published in the New Statesman, 30 October, 2008

'Waiting for the weather,' published in the New Statesman, 4 September, 2008

'Mobile success emerges amid the mayhem,' published in the Financial Times, 4 October 2006