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Photo Story: Liberia

Posted by on Nov 30, 2012 in Photo Stories | 1 comment

The Rain International Service Station of Liberia had a single fuel pump, which by the looks of it wasn’t working. What fuel was available was contained in a demijohn resting on top of the pump. There might...

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Photo Story: Sierra Leone

Posted by on Nov 22, 2012 in Photo Stories | 0 comments

Doesn’t that look delicious! Rice and cassava are staple foods in Africa. In Sierra Leone people also use the cassava leaf, as pictured here, boiling it in palm oil then throwing in some meat for a bit of...

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Photo Story: Guinea

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012 in Photo Stories | 0 comments

One of the best legacies of French colonisation in Africa is most definitely the fact that you can still buy a baguette in places which certainly aren’t very French feeling anymore. Admittedly the quality...

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The Bike Show: Part 2

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 in Headlines | 1 comment

I write to you from sunnier climes. I’m sat in a Library in Tavira, Portugal. I was here almost exactly 3 years ago. Same table in fact. Then I was writing this blog post and thinking ahead to the rest of...

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Photo Story: Guinea Bissau

Posted by on Nov 7, 2012 in Photo Stories | 1 comment

Some people might think all Africans dress like this. The truth is most don’t, so I knew these young men were heading somewhere for an occasion when I saw them walking towards me. Where exactly I...

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The Bike Show interview: Part 1

Posted by on Nov 6, 2012 in Headlines | 0 comments

Several weeks ago I met up with Jack Thurston, who runs a popular weekly radio show about cycling. We braved the roads of central London in rush-hour traffic as he recorded an interview about The Big Africa Cycle....

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Photo Story: The Gambia

Posted by on Nov 1, 2012 in Photo Stories | 0 comments

Cashew nuts grow in a number of African countries, but I’d never actually seen how they grow until I spent time in Africa’s smallest country – The Gambia. I actually spent more time walking here...

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