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Ahmed ElAmin
Journalist (Brussels, Belgium)

I started my life as a hack covering development projects for street children in Brazil; ended up teaching at a high school in Botswana; barged around the Kalahari reporting on local development projects for a magazine and also covered business stories for AFP; wandered around Southern Africa, Europe, and India; worked for a newspaper on the health and Native Canadian beat in Canada before heading off to Bermuda to cover finance and the reinsurance market; co-founded an online publication on offshore finance while living in a village of 700 people in Languedoc; drank a lot of wine; moved to Montpellier to cover the food and drink industry when the boom and the publication collapsed; drank a lot more wine covering that sector in France and Spain; and somehow ended up in Brussels working for a private communications company. At least the beer is good.


World Cup 2010: Truth in comedy

Published 26th June 2010 - 3 comments - 1913 views -

John Oliver shows budding reporters how to use a vuvuzela when your subject is talking crap in ‘World Cup 2010: Into Africa - Goal Diggers’.  

It’s on Jon Stewart’s The Today Show on Comedy Central: 

“John Oliver learns about the rich African culture at the World Cup, like their traditional hand-carved FIFA ballpoint pens. “ 5 minutes 40 seconds.


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  • Radka Lankašová on 26th June 2010:

    Ahmed, very good stuff. I think these vuvuzelas can make a bit of money for South Africa smile.

  • Hussam Hussein on 29th June 2010:

    indeed agree, Radka!

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