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Exploring Taiwan’s indigenous communities

24/04/2019 14:26

Written by Cheryl Robbins

Taiwan’s indigenous villages offer unique experiences different from the rest of the country.

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The World Nomad Games

10/04/2019 09:15

Written by Carys Homer

The third World Nomad Games, held in Kyrgyzstan, hosted more than 3,000 athletes from 77 countries. Here are the event's highlights.

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Eagle hunting in Kyrgyzstan

12/02/2019 08:00

Written by Laurence Mitchell

A tradition which goes back hundreds of years, eagle hunting is a dying practice of Kyrgyz life.

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The strange tale of the Shaitan Mazar UFO

12/02/2019 07:30

Written by Laurence Mitchell

Lawrence Mitchell investigates one of the country’s strangest encounters.

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The Father of the Risorgimento

17/01/2019 09:52

Written by Rosie Whitehouse

Revolutionary and intellectual, Rosie Whitehouse tells the story of Giuseppe Mazzini.

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From Swaziland to eSwatini

25/04/2018 15:43

Written by Sophie Ibbotson

April 2018 saw Mswati III announce that Swaziland – the name given to the country by the British – would be no more. Author Sophie Ibbotson was in the newly renamed eSwatini for the celebrations. 

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The Yagnobi

20/12/2017 11:15

Written by Sophie Ibbotson & Max Lovell-Hoare

Our authors discuss the last remaining speakers of the ancient Sogdian language.

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Alex Haley, Juffureh and the Roots saga

21/11/2017 11:26

Written by Philip Briggs

The Roots Tour to Juffureh and environs remains one of the most popular excursions from the resorts that line the coast south of Banjul thanks to Aley Haley’s Roots.

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Hunting for witches

19/11/2017 10:38

Written by Katrina Manson and James Knight

With a fearsome reputation and spellbinding show, the special powers of the Shenge will leave you mesmerised.

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Survival and strength

17/11/2017 10:29

Written by Katina Manson and James Knight

The only thing that matches the horror of the civil war is the tales of hope and determination that have come out of it. Bambay Sawaneh’s story is one of them.

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