The Bizarre Scheme to Transform a Remote Island into the New Dubai

How Comoros attempted and failed to develop the market for passports and citizenship. “It was a sign of the times – before the collapse of the global financial system, or the Arab revolutions – that it did not seem entirely unlikely that a well-connected global citizen could transform a destitute archipelago into a Hawaii for Arabs.”
Written by Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, read by Ruth Barnes and produced by Simon Barnard

The Guardian’s Audio Long Reads | 4th January 2016

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