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July marks 24 years since the end of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. In a span of 100 days between April and mid-July, roughly 800,000 civilians were exterminated in the deadliest genocide of the twentieth century. The events unfolded quickly. On April 6, an ethnic Hutu, President Habyarimana’s plane was

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via Oddity Central Mass hysteria has broken out in the small southeast African nation of Malawi, where rumors of real-life blood-sucking vampires have become so widespread that groups of vigilante vampire hunters resort to murder to protect their communities. At least 9 suspected vampires have been brutally murdered in Malawi

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Life is thrilling and dangerous, but also mundane. Olivier de Sagazan pulls inspiration from his African birthplace as well as his perception of human beings disguising the strange condition of our lives. In his words, we are “focusing on daily tasks, perhaps forgetting the poetry of this strange world,” and

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After we posted our review of Here Lies Man yesterday, one of our readers mentioned the influence of African psychedelic rock on their sound. Now I know I’ve criminally overlooked a seriously rad era of psych rock – whether it was the famous “Zamrock” scene from Zambian bands like WITCH,

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My fascination with body art began at an early age when I accidentally caught a glimpse of my grandfather’s well-hidden bicep tattoo. Aside from the elegant design — a Sassanid cataphract that had turned green from years of exposure to the elements — I was drawn to it because I

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The west has a sordid history of persecution, much of it at the hands of various sects of Christianity. Some of the most disturbing events in history are the various witch hunts and witch trials that have taken place all over Europe and in North America, where women were tortured

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