Tag: Africa

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Making a Murderer in Uganda

Kidnapped by rebels when he was 9, Dominic Ongwen grew up to command fighters who slaughtered, raped, and pillaged. Is he guilty of heinous crimes or was he a hostage the whole time?

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In the Jungle

How legends of the American music industry made millions off the work of Solomon Linda, a Zulu tribesman who wrote “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and died a pauper.

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The Desert Blues

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

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Two Years After KONY 2012, Has Invisible Children Grown Up?

After a non-profit’s documentary about a central African despot became the most viral video of all time, the founder had a nude nervous breakdown on the streets of San Diego. Now he’s back.

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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.