UK Labour Party’s Awami League problem

11 January, 2021  - By David Bergman

Tulip Siddiq, Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, speaks at a rally. In the last three general elections, particularly the most recent one in December 2019, the UK Awami League have provided...

When survival is not enough

7 January, 2021  - By Kamal Ahmed

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at a rally outside her party office in January 2016, to mark the second anniversary of the January 2014 national elections that the party boycotted. Photo: Suvra Kanti...

How a pro-India “disinformation” group helped the Awami League government

24 December, 2020  - By David Bergman

Meeting in November 2018 between a SADF organised delegation of EU parliamentarians with Sheikh Hasina. Sitting with the prime minister is Rupert Matthews, an MEP and head of the SADF delegation....

Re-writing the history of Bangladesh’s Padma Bridge criminal conspiracy

20 December, 2020  - By David Bergman

The ongoing construction of the Padma Bridge on November 12th 2019 — the bridge will connect the south-west of the country to the northern and eastern regions in Bangladesh. Photo: Zakir Hossain...

The Bashan Char confusion

17 December, 2020  - By Susannah Savage

View of the world largest Rohingya refugee camp at Balukhali in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh , taken in October 2019 (credit: Qudama Rafiq / Alamy Stock Photo) For the last three years, Laila and her...

The Rohingya relocation conundrum

10 December, 2020  - By Kamal Ahmed

Rohingyas are seen onboard a ship as they are taken to Bhasan Char island on December 4th 2020. Photo: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters/Alamy Stock Photo. The Bangladesh government has urged the...

How the British spied on a pro-Bangladesh meeting in 1971

8 December, 2020  - By David Bergman

A flag vendor selling Bangladesh's national flag as people observe Victory Day which takes place every year on 16 December to remember the day in 1971 when the Pakistan military surrendered...

Silencing science?

3 December, 2020  - By David Bergman

Female workers undergoing a body temperature scan as part of a health protocol at a garment factory following the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in Dhaka, Bangladesh in March, 2020. (Rehman Asad/...

Ruling immunity

23 November, 2020  - By Susannah Savage

A woman at the anti-rape protests that took place in Shahbag, Dhaka in October 2020. Photo: Netra News In January 2019, Monira Sultana Popy was summoned from her office in City Bank’s...

Hefajat: All change?

19 November, 2020  - By Kamal Ahmed

Activists of Islamist organisation Hefajat-e-Islam shout slogans as they rally during a nation wide strike in Dhaka on April 8, 2013 in Dhaka. (Credit: Monirul Alam/ZUMAPRESS.com/Alamy Live...

Who gets investigated for corruption?

19 November, 2020  - By David Bergman

Screenshot of article in Economist about corruption allegations against Awami League leaders in Faridpur In Bangladesh, corruption allegations are generally used as a tool against political...

Anti-France protests: Islamist muscle flexing

12 November, 2020  - By Kamal Ahmed

Islamists protest in Dhaka, calling for the boycott of French products. Photo: Netra News In recent weeks Bangladesh was back in the international headlines due to large demonstrations organised...

Family succession: After Sheikh Hasina

8 October, 2020  - By David Bergman

Sheikh Hasina (L) with her sister Sheikh Rehana (R). Photo: Paul Davey/Alamy Live News At 73, Sheikh Hasina may have many years still to go as the leader of the Awami League, a position she...

General Sarwardy’s interview refocuses attention on the appointment of General Aziz Ahmed as army chief

18 July, 2020  - By David Bergman

Lieutenant General (retired) Chowdhury Hasan Sarwardy (left) and General Aziz Ahmed, the Chief of Army Staff (right) As this is written, there are reports that RAB-1 has been ordered to detain...

Bangladesh’s Covid-19 future is in the government’s hands

22 May, 2020  - By David Bergman

A man buys a face mask amid fears of the spread of the coronavirus on March 27, 2020 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: Storyplus/Alamy Stock Photo. When the first epidemiological projections of the...