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WoW Blog 9h
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People have shown incredible resilience under extremely difficult circumstances. End of Episode 3. Until next time.
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WoW Blog 9h
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It is risky, she says, but she has dedicated the rest of her life to this cause. "I'm prepared to die for that."
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WoW Blog 9h
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His last meeting is with a doctor and midwife who lived in the UK for nearly 30yrs and worked in the NHS. She gave up her job in 2016 and returned home to set up a maternity hospital. "It was time to move back ans help the people who need our services."
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WoW Blog 9h
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He talks to two of the girls who share about the challenges they face, including the fear that they will be killed for defying the odds. "I'm doing it because I enjoy it. I won't stop till I reach the top."
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WoW Blog 9h
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Ade is on his way to meet a female basketball team defying the odds by playing basketball. He removes his bullet proof vest and joins the girls on the court.
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He's in an armoured vehicle on a mission with AU troops. There are signs of devastation all round, buildings in ruin after decades of conflict.
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WoW Blog 9h
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Final stop: Mogadishu, Somalia.
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WoW Blog 9h
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He hops on a high-speed Chinese-built train from Addis to Djibouti. En route, he speaks to a former refugee who's returned with her children, saying she wants them to know exactly where they're from. To have a fighting spirit and never forget who they are.
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WoW Blog 9h
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Chinese companies are starting to take advantage of the cheap labour in Ethiopia, as Ade discovers.
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WoW Blog 9h
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The two men bond over their contemporary Olympic experiences during the guided tour 😊. Haile is now one of Ethiopia's top businessmen, with investments in real estate.
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In Addis, Ade meets Olympic gold medallist, Haile Gebrselassie, who takes him round.
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Life is hard here, but change is on the horizon with potash mining, spearheaded by a Norwegian company. There are questions if this will be a change that is truly beneficial for the average Ethiopian, not another story of exploitation of Africa's resources.
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WoW Blog 9h
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He joins the Afar, a people known to be one of the toughest on earth, to hack salt with them. Something that has been passed on from centuries.
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WoW Blog 9h
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Next stop on his East Africa journey is the hottest place on the planet, the far north of .
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Locals complain that the elephants trample and eat crops - one farmer says they can eat one year's supply of food - so they are thought of as a nuisance.
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He begins this journey in Selous Game Reserve, looking for elephants.
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WoW Blog 10h
Picking up Episode 3 of as I'm sure I'm close to my thread limit below 👀. is in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Somalia on this leg of his journey.
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WoW Blog 12h
Throwback to waking up to this view of Bangkok from the 59th floor 🤯. Dotting the final "i's" and crossing the last "t's" on my Thailand post which is out tonight. If you'd like to keep up…
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WoW Blog Feb 15
What new podcast(s) are you listening to? I stumbled on today and have already binge listened to 7 episodes already 😊.
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Annabel. Feb 15
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Fantastic post! Thank you so much for including me 💛
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