Yousef Bardouka

As a diaspora Circassian driven by his undying passion for the Caucasus and fascination with functional public transport, Yousef returned home to join OC Media as an editor. With three years of experience in journalism under his belt, he juggles his time between keeping up with the chaos of the region, podcast production, and gushing over specialty coffee.

Baku court extends detention of hunger-striking activist Bakhtiyar Hajiyev

The social activist has had his pre-trial detention extended until 28 April amid domestic and international concern for his health condition.

Kenya blocks export of baobab trees to Georgia citing ‘irregularities’

Documents suggest the trees were destined for the Shekvetili Dendrological Park, set up by Georgian Dream founder Bidzina Ivanishvili.

Pelosi condemns Baku and pledges support for Armenia

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said that the US Congress condemns Azerbaijan’s ‘invasion of Armenia’.

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