africa I: people and personalities

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Tutsi refugee in a Uganda camp
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Out in force--hard times in Uganda
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Famine in Ethiopia; no simple solutions
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Generations--a Koro Koro elder and his grandson, Kenya
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Kipchoge Keino, Kenya's first great athlete, at a local event
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Dignity defies poverty in a Nairobi street, Kenya
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Fetching firewood in Kenya
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Jewelled beauty, Kenya
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Style, southern Sudan
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Faith in Tunisia (2009): a glimpse towards the mihrab in the prayer hall of the Great Mosque in Kairouan which dates to the 9th century
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Style in Zanzibar: renowned musician Bi Kidude, in her nineties, beats a fast rhythm (2002)
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Daphne Sheldrick with her daughter Angela (Nairobi,2003); since the 1960s Daphne has reared more than 40 orphaned elephants
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Out in the midday sun, orphaned elephants are protected by a Keeper, a parasol and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (Nairobi,2003)
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Totally feminine: toning the skin, Djibouti
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Zambian smile
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Ku-omboka, a flood plain tradition, Zambia
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An Asantahene is acclaimed, Ghana
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Enstoolment ceremony, Ghana
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Emperor Bokassa is crowned (1977) in grandeur and absurdity, Central African Republic
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Unwilling marchers in Bokassa'a coronation parade
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Haile Selassie, his empire fading, Ethiopia
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Haile Selassie, his empire lost (1974), Ethiopia
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Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya president, in University Chancellor robes (1971)
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Idi Amin, Uganda tyrant, in his Chancellor's cap (1974)
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Mercenaries, a menace in a divided Congo (1968)
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Tutsi girl, survivor of conflict
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Surprised and welcoming faces
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A controversial visitor, Robert Kennedy arriving in apartheid-ruled South Africa (1966)
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Willy Brandt, on holiday in Kenya, finds himself named Time's Man of the Year (1971)
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Shirley Temple Black, famous as child filmstar, was a much admired United States ambassador to Ghana (1975)
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Henry Kissinger addressing an UNCTAD conference in Nairobi, Kenya (1976)
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Princess Anne in Kenya among schoolboys watching football (1971)
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Hugh Hefner and 'Playboy' Bunnies meet Schniff, a Nairobi orphanage cheetah, during a Kenya safari (1970)
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Gavin Young, foreign correspondent, and Wilfred Thesiger, explorer, in Nairobi (1979). A cause they shared: the Marsh Arabs of Iraq.
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Michaela Denis in fake fur wrap to promote 'beauty without cruelty' (1968). She and her husband, Armand Denis, launched the era of wildlife documentaries.
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Joy and George Adamson (1970); prominent for their books and ideas on freeing wild animals, they mostly lived and worked apart.
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An aging George Adamson, still working with lions at Kora (l976)
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Betty Leslie Melville, conservationist, popular lecturer and writer, with the Rothschild giraffe, Marlon, at Giraffe Manor, Nairobi (1977)
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Richard Leakey, paleoanthropologist, in 1978 with two of his team's most important finds, a beetle-browed Australopithecus (left) and a 2-million-years old hominid, listed as 1470, which confirmed coexistence theories of the origins of man
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The skull, known as 1470 from its Kenya Museum reference number. Found in pieces by Richard Leakey's team in 1972, the probability that this was Homo habilis was a major step in the search for human origins
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