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Kidnapped, tortured and thrown in jail: my 70 days in Sudan

Published in Odd and Fun on 11th January 2018

The long read: Twelve years after reporting on the conflict in Darfur, film-maker Phil Cox returned. But this time, the Sudanese government put a price on his head In the early morning of 24 December 2016, my friend Daoud and I lay side by side on a blanket, our legs chained at the ankles, secured […]

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The secret to continuing Namibia’s big cats? Big hounds

Published in Odd and Fun on 8th January 2018

( CNN) They perhaps man’s best friend, but puppies in Namibia have been making a brand-new acquaintance: the cheetah. Anatolian Shepherds and Kangals, large-scale bird-dog reproduces that can weigh up to 150 lbs, are being employed by Namibian farmers as a deterrence, foreclosing the big cat from stimulating great problem. Historically one of the most […]

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South Sudan’s battle for kine is obliging schoolgirls to become teenage brides

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th December 2017

Conflict and desperate hunger are driving families to marry off their daughters to self-assured precious moo-cows, despite the girls having to forfeited their education Down a cherry-red clay superhighway on the outskirts of Rumbek, a sprawling city at the heart of the worlds youngest country, a small herd of white cattles plods southwards. Evening is […]

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Love’s runaways: the gay Ugandans forced into exile | Mark Gevisser

Published in Odd and Fun on 15th December 2017

The Long Read: Dispelled from home and pulsate, lesbian boys have sought refuge in Kenya. But instead of procure acceptance, they are treated with notion and contempt After my meeting with Michael Bashaija in July 2015, I drooped him on the Ngong Road to get a matatu ( minibus) back to where he lived, outside […]

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Tram 83, the Congolese novel that’s wowing the literary macrocosm – extract

Published in Odd and Fun on 3rd December 2017

Fiston Mwanza Mujilas debut novel, a criticism of neocolonialism featuring a cast of drinkers and dreamers, is the stunning voice that DRC has been waiting for Acclaimed newcomer Fiston Mwanza Mujila has astonished the literary world with his introduction novel, a riotous look at the underbelly of life rarely put forward in sub-saharan African literature. […]

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‘They were psychopaths’: how chaos in Libya gas the migration crisis

Published in Odd and Fun on 29th November 2017

Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa are easy target for kidnappers and militias in Libya, doing the Mediterranean crossing far from the deadliest statu they face When two-year-old Kevin appears from a scrum of flailing forms in the middle of the southern Mediterranean and is thrust into the outstretched arms of a rescuer, there is a chance […]

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Mozambique: 6,000 swine to rewild park is part-funded by trophy chase

Published in Odd and Fun on 27th November 2017

Donation of animals by Zimbabwe wildlife conservancy to rewild war-torn common could not have happened without big-spending hunters Call it Noahs Ark on lorries. Dozens of trucks reeled over the Zimbabwe savanna expres elephants, giraffe, African buffalo, zebras, and numerous other large iconic mammals. Driving more than 600 km of dusty roadway, the trucks will […]

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Dazing photographs of Ethiopia’s vanishing tribe

Published in Odd and Fun on 25th November 2017

( CNN) Kenyan-raised, Sydney-based photographer Louisa Seton embarked an epic tour into Ethiopia’s remote Upper Omo Valley to capture the habits of the Surma beings — before they’re lost. After dealing with local militia and being stranded on the Omo River, Seton now has a series of impressive epitomes to tell her anecdote of existence […]

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There Are Just Three Saharan Addax Left In The Wild

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th November 2017

There are perhaps merely three remaining Saharan Addax surviving in the wild. The strikingly beautiful antelope that once roamed wide-ranging tracts of North Africa, from Algeria to Sudan, has been so heavily persecuted it may soon exist only in confinement, unless urgent action is rapidly taken. Investigates who undertook an extensive investigation in March are […]

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Zimbabwe dares to dream of life after Mugabe

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th November 2017

Robert Mugabe is 93 years old, and ailing. What might happen after he expires is the cause of hope but likewise deep nervousnes in his perturbed country Daniel Mugabe was waiting for his first customers of the working day amid the 1,000 -year-old breaks of Great Zimbabwe, the former capital of one of the greatest […]

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