Tag: Africa

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The Reckless Plot to Overthrow Africa's Most Absurd Dictator

Mistakes were made by the middle-aged Americans who hoped to take over Gambia.

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Gone to Ghana

What it’s like to have your novel filmed by Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski.

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Can Thusilie Madonsela Save South Africa From Itself?

On being South Africa’s “public protector,” charged with watching over the people who once liberated it.

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Mastermind

Tracing Europe’s migrant crisis to organized crime.

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The Odd Couple

Madeleine Fullard is on a mission to locate the remains of apartheid’s murdered activists. She needs the help of Eugene de Kock, a former police squad leader known as “Prime Evil,” to do so.

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How a Reviled African Ruler Survived a Coup Hatched in the United States

A group of Gambian exiles scattered around America plotted to storm the Presidential palace and overthrow a brutal dictator. Their budget? $221,000.

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977 Days

On being held hostage by Somali pirates.

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The Ecotourism Industry Is Saving Tanzania’s Animals and Threatening Its Indigenous People

The ramifications of a U.S. company’s tourism operation on former Maasai land.

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Homelands

An orphan named Patience and an argument for open immigration.

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The Desert Blues

The musicians of Mali find themselves in the middle of a civil war.

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Close Your Heart

Two brothers divided by Central African Republic’s civil war.