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The Congolese Bearded Lady

January 31, 2014


The thought of a bearded lady i’m sure you’ll agree conjures up images of freak shows at circuses but here in Congo apparently this is neither something to baulk at nor is it uncommon!! Last night Tarzan and I hooked up for a curry with two scientists who work for the Wildlife Conservation Society – […]

Congo – Day 1

January 30, 2014


The flight from Johannesburg to Congo is three and a half hours. Other than the air stewardesses I was the only woman on the flight which was practically empty. There were probably only a handful of us dotted about the cabin, all of the white passengers looked like they worked in the extractive industries and […]

Trophy Hunting

January 27, 2014


At the beginning of the month I was approached by the news team at the cable channel Arise News to rejoin as a presenter. I did a small stint at the end of the summer but left after August to pursue other projects. It’s a news channel with a particular focus on African stories and […]