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Yanomami Indians: pure and untouched

Some Yanomami Indians still live in the deep wilderness of the Amazon. These people still follow centuries-old traditions and are very close to nature. Anyone …

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Baka the forest nomads of Cameroon.

Deep in the rain forest of Cameroon, South of Lomié lives a community of the Baka pygmies, which consists of different families. Text and photography: …

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The unknown desert landscape of Chad

Chad, situated in Central Africa and completely enclosed by land, was for years not difficult to reach due to various (civil) wars. Many people do not realise that the country has been accessible again since 2008. There have been a number of minor incidents, such as in Tibesti in 2018, which has been well resolved by the army.

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Giant Lobelia’s Muhavura volcano

In the border area of Uganda near Rwanda and Congo, lies the national park Mghahinga. This park is surrounded by a layer of forest, bamboo, …

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Angola: Fico ritual of the Muila tribe

In the West-African country Angola there are still several nomadic tribes who celebrate traditional Ficos, or ceremonies. Each tribe does this in their own way. Ficos symbolize transitional rites. In some cases, such as the Mula community, there are three Fico-stages, starting from the early age of eight years.

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Donga: Traditional stick fighting of the Suri people

The Suri is a proud people who live in the southwest of Ethiopia, far away from and unaffected by modern, contemporary civilisation. They honor centuries-old traditions, such as the annual Donga. During the annual traditional stick fights, also called the Donga, the naturally peace-loving Suri men show a very competitive side to gain prestige within the tribe.

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The ‘Salt Kingdom’ of the Afar

The Afar people from Ethiopia live in one of the hottest areas on earth: The Danakil Depression. The temperature here can be as high as 50 degrees Celsius. Lake Asale is a huge salt pan in the Danakil and lies 115 meters below sea level.

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