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Aug 4, 2006 - London, England to Lusaka, Zambia

We waited all day at the airport, for our passengers to show up. The flight attendant called and was ill, so no flight attendant for this flight. Company called about 4 PM and informed us that our passengers would meet us in Zambia. We are requested to position the aircraft to Lusaka, Zambia. Finally departed London at about 4:30 PM. Flew pretty much over Normandy coast of France, across Barcelona, Spain. and across the coast of Algeria to Kano, Nigeria, where we stopped for fuel. It was nearly midnight when we landed for fuel, but the...

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Oct 18, 2005 - Kano: A Taste of the Sahel

I'm in Kano, northern Nigeria's biggest city, seat of another ancient emirate and a major jumping off point for the old trade routes into the Sahara. It's very hot and very dusty, with the Harmattan winds bringing sand in from the desert and turning the sky a dull brown. Research during Ramadan is proving an exhausting experience. With the mercury nudging forty degrees, your natural inclination is to continually stop to take in fluids, but across much of the city, cafes are closed during daylight hours, and, besides, to drink publicly...

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