• Έτσι Προπονούνται οι Πυγμάχοι στο Bukom

    To Bukom είναι μια μικρή πόλη στην Δυτική Αφρική, με τουλάχιστον σαράντα σχολές πυγμαχίας και έχει βγάλει μερικά από τα μεγαλύτερα ονόματα στην ιστορία του αθλήματος.

  • The Unhappy Fate of Ghanaian Witches

    In Ghana, witches are real. At least, enough people believe in them for accusations of sorcery to be a serious thing. The lucky witches wind up in one of the country’s six “witch camps,” where village chieftains offer them safety from persecution. The...

  • New Cocaine Routes Are Ruining West Africa

    At the end of June, the UN held its annual International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Yury Fedotov, head of the UN's Office on Drugs and Crime, gave a speech in which he mentioned that the cocaine trade in Africa is growing, "fueling...

  • From “Necrophilia” to the “Pain Olympics,” Google Knows What You Search For

    Google Trends allows you to figure out which country has searched for any given term the most. We put the tool to use and discovered which countries on this planet are most curious about necrophilia, weed, terrorism, and more. The results were...

  • The Ju-Ju Magic of the Miners of Afosu

    I took a trip out to the Eastern Region of Ghana in 2006 and again in 2009 to paint scenes from a small scale illegal gold and diamond mining complex in a town called New Abriem. It’s a place where 19th century mining methods combine with ancient West...

  • I Was an Accidental Nigerian Film Star

    My cousin George sure does get himself into some weird situations.