Horaci Garcia Martí | Videojournalist | Based in Nairobi, Kenya | +254 795744338
Syrians have fled across the globe to escape the fighting in their home country. The UN refugee agency has registered some 300 Syrians in Mauritania – one of the poorest countries in the world. Mauritania says hundreds more refugees have arrived who have not registered with the UN and are seeking smugglers to take them through the Sahara and on to Europe. A BBC’s video with Thomas Fessy in Nouakchot, Mauritania’s capital. 
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Liberian aunty of Ebola’s orphans

by horacigm· September 03, 2015· in · 0 comments
About 5,000 children have been orphaned by Ebola in Liberia. It is another devastating blow to a country that had nearly 1,000 orphans before last year’s outbreak. Many of the children have been left destitute because of stigma.The situation is more difficult for orphans who got infected but survived. But some in the community, like Mercy Washington, have taken it upon themselves to step in. A BBC’s self-authored piece working with Anne Soy and Charlotte Attwood.
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The sport of surfing may not be the first that comes to mind when you think of Senegal, but one man is hoping that is going to change. A BBC’s self authored piece shot and edit in July 2015.
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The “car rapides” is the most popular way of getting around Dakar the senegalese capital. A funny story with Raissa Youssouf for BBC World.
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South Sudan update may 2015

by horacigm· May 12, 2015· in · 0 comments
Close to 100,000 people have been displaced by renewed fighting in South Sudan in the last week, the United Nations has warned. Fighting first broke out in December 2013, when President Salva Kiir accused his former deputy Riek Machar of attempting a coup, which he denies. The UN estimated 10,000 people have been killed and another 1.5 million displaced since the conflict began. Mr Kiir’s term as president ends in July, four years after South Sudan gained independence to become the world’s newest country. Working as a shoot-edit in Leer, South Sudan with the journalist Emmanuel Igunza and producer Charlotte Attwood.
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Thirty-three years ago Somnath Mukherjee set out by bicycle on a “peace mission” from India. The aim was to promote international fraternity and friendship. Five years and 98,000km later he arrived in Senegal. He decided to stay and set up home in Senegal, but he brought the music and dance of India with him. A self-authored package broadcast in BBC.
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Ghana’s government has scrapped a controversial ban on newly qualified nurses travelling to find more lucrative employment abroad. The ban was introduced 10 years ago when the West African country was suffering from a shortfall of nurses as many headed off for better opportunities in the West. A BBC report with Sammy Darko shot and edited by me.
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Liberia is still in the dark.  Nearly a decade after years of civil war, less than two percent of the population has access electricity via the grid.  It makes this small West African nation, the darkest country in the world…and painfully expensive for companies to do business there. The BBC’s Tamasin Ford reports from the capital, Monrovia. Shot and edited by me.
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Rappers from Senegal have helped set up a movement known as ‘Enough is Enough’ calling for greater democracy and better living conditions. One of their key demands is for President Abdoulaye Wade to drop plans to stand for a third-term in office. They are also urging young people to register to vote ahead of next year’s elections. A BBC report with Thomas Fessy, shot and edited by me in 2012.
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