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The sounds of Aceh today

17 August 2010 14:10

Aaron Connelly is a Fulbright scholar and visiting fellow at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta. He visited Banda Aceh for The Interpreter; earlier posts here, here and here.

The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami changed the dynamics of the separatist conflict between the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and the Indonesian Government. Five years have passed since the two sides signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Helsinki, ending the fighting and ushering in five years of peace and development.

Last month, my colleague Andrew Siddons and I traveled to Aceh to examine the situation as tsunami reconstruction begins to end. Listen to Andrew's report below.

Photo by Flickr user nicole1980, used under a Creative Commons license.