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Africa

Trouble brewing

Will Brown, The Economist’s west Africa correspondent, seeks a beer in Mauritania

Beauty and the beasts

Zimbabwe’s economic troubles make foreigners nervous of going there. Which means, as Samantha Weinberg discovered, that its richly stocked game parks and top-class lodges are mercifully free of human hordes

Treasure-hunting in the desert

The Sahara’s rock art is astonishing – and endangered. Ferdinand Saumarez Smith went to Chad to help preserve humanity’s ancient history