Traditional festivals in Ghana

Planning a trip to Ghana? Make sure your visit coincides with one of the country’s vibrant festivals. 

Posubans

Author Philip Briggs describes the unusual shrines that are a distinctive feature of Ghana’s central coast region. 

Exploring Taiwan’s indigenous communities

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

The World Nomad Games

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

Eagle hunting in Kyrgyzstan

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

The strange tale of the Shaitan Mazar UFO

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

The Father of the Risorgimento

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

From Swaziland to eSwatini

April 2018 saw Mswati III announce that Swaziland – the name given to the country by the British – would be no more.

Alex Haley, Juffureh and the Roots saga

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.

Hunting for witches

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

Survival and strength

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.

A party like no other: Uruguay’s Carnaval

Uruguay has the longest carnival season of any country, lasting over 80 days.

The Uruguayan gaucho

Author Tim Burford tells the story one of Uruguay’s most iconic symbols: the gaucho.

Five reasons to visit Kosovo

With its rich, complex history and beautiful surroundings, Kosovo has something to offer every traveller.

Madagascar’s famadihana – the turning of the bones

Visitors to Madagascar shouldn’t miss this ceremony