A year or so ago I wrote an article on Mitrovica for an Italian magazine, if you read Italian, here is the link: https://nandosigona.wordpress.com/2009/03/14/una-citta-e-il-suo-doppio/
Two-year inquiry accuses Albanian ‘mafia-like’ crime network of killing Serb prisoners for their kidneys… Read the article by Paul Lewis on The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/14/kosovo-prime-minister-llike-mafia-boss
Europe’s own medical emergency in Kosovo a catastrophe for children’s health requiring immediate evacuation and medical treatment.
See the website of the Kosovo Medical Emergency Group: http://www.toxicwastekills.com
These notes were written a hour ago. I had just woken up after a night without electricity and water. No internet, no news, no battery life on my laptop, no credit on my mobile phone, no matches to light a candle. I felt suddenly very isolated and a bit worried for the first time since I’m here. But yesterday was a special day, see: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7300015.stm
Now power is back. I checked the BBC. No news from Kosovo. Apparently, it was a normal power failure. That’s a relief. But, I am amazed how easily one can end up joining the dots and expecting the worst.
Lesson learned: have at hand a top-up card for the phone; buy a box of matches