Africa

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Joni Mitchell kept me going through lion country | Letter
Letter: Ruth Borthwick on how singing songs from Ladies of the Canyon and Blue sustained her courage on a dangerous trip

Letters

25, Jun, 2021 @3:50 PM

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The fabulous folly of Madagascar's Pangalanes canal
In the late 19th century, French colonialists embarked on a madcap project to dig a channel eight times longer than the Panama Canal. These days it’s a wild and weird home for the birds

John Gimlette

09, Feb, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Nkate nkwan is a silky, spicy taste of Ghana – and here's the recipe
Recreating the peanut butter stew she enjoyed in Accra brings the flavours of west Africa to wintry London for this food writer

Vanessa Bolosier

08, Feb, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Souk it and see: a virtual guided shopping tour of Marrakech
Like many holiday destinations, Morocco is reeling from the pandemic, but a new online tour is connecting artisans with shoppers – and bringing a glimmer of hope

Lorna Parkes

14, Dec, 2020 @6:30 AM

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Florence Baker: the polyglot slave girl turned intrepid explorer
The Transylvanian-born orphan was sold to an English traveller, with whom she discovered the wonders of Africa, married and fought to abolish slavery

Marcel Theroux

31, May, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Postcard from the future: I will lose myself in Marrakech
Author Katherine Rundell dreams of returning to Morocco and revelling in the thronging souks and the surge of heedless humanity

Katherine Rundell

20, Apr, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Five-thousand-year-old Egyptian tomb opens for virtual tour
Egypt’s classical wonders are off limits but a royal tomb is one of four sites where 3D modelling gives us a fascinating glimpse of antiquity

James Stewart

15, Apr, 2020 @12:26 PM

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Ghana have a good time: top tips for visiting the country
Music and markets, food and festivals, day trips and nightlife – the best of Ghana by local creatives

Gyankroma Akufo-Addo, Alvin Bekoe, Dentaa Amoateng, Papa Oppong and Eyetsa Ocloo

15, Dec, 2019 @6:00 AM

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A magical musical tour of Malawi
Island camping, forest trekking and a lakeside music festival all add up to an unforgettable trip for Gemma Cairney

Gemma Cairney

27, Oct, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Jewel of the Atlas: mining for pleasure in a Berber retreat
Morocco’s Atlas mountains are a short hop from Marrakech – but a world away from frenetic city life

Emma Cook

06, Oct, 2019 @6:00 AM

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A glimpse behind the scenes of Giza’s Grand Egyptian Museum
Egypt’s vast, much-delayed museum is scheduled to open in 2020. But while Tutankhamun’s treasures are being readied for tourists, some critics see the building as a vanity project

Ruth Michaelson

04, Sep, 2019 @5:30 AM

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LGBT tour operator faces death threats over Ethiopia trip
Religious groups in Ethiopia are urging authorities to ban a trip organised by US-based travel company that caters to gay men and lesbians

Antonia Wilson

06, Jun, 2019 @11:21 AM

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