Cambodia is located on the southern part of the Indo-China peninsula in Southeast Asia. A former French colony, it was ruled for many years by Khmer Rouge communists.
With a population of 15.5 million people, Cambodia is led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has been in power in the capital Phnom Penh for more than 25 years.
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The Cambodian government has closed its investigation into the murder of prominent political activist Kem Ley. Critics widely believe the killing was state sponsored, but many are too afraid to point any fingers lest they be targeted as well.
The EU has given "protected geographical indication" to the Kampot pepper, helping consumers and Cambodian farmers. They have been cultivating the "king of spice" for centuries. After years of oppression under the Khmer Rouge regime, the little corns are having a comeback, with prices rising.