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Friendly beasts

Night has just fallen in the ancient, walled-city of Harar and “the children” are being called to get food. One by one, they approach Abas Yusuf, climb onto his shoulders and nuzzle in his lap.

In touch with local traditions

Spending the holidays away from home can be one of the most difficult aspects of long-term travel. Whether people are religious or not, the holidays are a time for tradition and family togetherness.

The Peace Corps experience

When the Peace Corps was founded, the statement used to indorse the idea was that it was intended to promote world peace and friendship through volunteers, who would offer their services even through hardship.

Nightlife during AU summits

As Addis Ababa hosted the 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union this week, hundreds of delegates verged into the capital.

From Addis to Lalibela on a hot air balloon

By Kaitlin Junod Hovering in a basket over Addis with the moon hanging in the sky and the rising sun spreading pink rays across the mountainous horizon is a surreal way to start the day. For Bram van Loosbroek, this is a weekly routine.