James Jeffrey

The tragic loss of Somaliland’s epic Waaheen market

17 April 2022 6:00 pm

On the eve of Ramadan at the start of this month, the epic Waaheen market at the centre of Hargeisa,…

Spare a thought for the Russian squaddie

15 March 2022 12:46 am

Britain’s greatest war poet Siegfried Sassoon was well aware of the idiocy of those who cheered the deaths of soldiers. ‘O German…

Will Ethiopia’s capital fall?

6 November 2021 7:00 pm

There have been stunning developments recently in Ethiopia’s grinding conflict between the national government and Tigrayan rebels in the north.…

The 9/11 anniversary marks a painful moment for squaddies

10 September 2021 8:00 pm

The sweet salvation of the summer recess over, we returned to Sandhurst for our final term of officer training. It was…

My taste of lockdown freedom on the Camino pilgrimage

30 January 2021 9:00 am

A few of the hip young things sitting along the Lisbon quayside turned their heads my way as my walking…

The Kondo effect in politics

13 July 2020 12:48 am

The decluttering crusade of home-organizing guru Marie Kondo has taken on a life of its own. Kondo’s effort to shame us…