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A £50 million search for love

29 March 2014 9:00 am

 Laikipia When I first knew Michael Cunningham-Reid he was such a strict teetotaller that he would not eat trifle for…

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27 March 2014 3:00 pm

 Laikipia When I first knew Michael Cunningham-Reid he was such a strict teetotaller that he would not eat trifle for…

Jubilant greetings to you, Celestino! How is the atmospheric pressure in your corner? 

15 February 2014 9:00 am

 Laikipia ‘I am old and cannot work again,’ said Celestino. ‘But you are 46 and we have many years to…

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13 February 2014 3:00 pm

 Laikipia ‘I am old and cannot work again,’ said Celestino. ‘But you are 46 and we have many years to…

I don't love money, but I love the risks it makes me take

18 January 2014 9:00 am

On the flight into Kinshasa, I sat next to an elderly Englishman who was pallid with fear. He revealed that…

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16 January 2014 3:00 pm

On the flight into Kinshasa, I sat next to an elderly Englishman who was pallid with fear. He revealed that…

Aidan Hartley: If Santa Claus tried to make a delivery, he’d be shot before he reached the chimney

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Laikipia In the cattle rustlers’ camp, I know as I write this that the warriors are sharpening their blades, staring…

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12 December 2013 3:00 pm

Laikipia In the cattle rustlers’ camp, I know as I write this that the warriors are sharpening their blades, staring…

Aidan Hartley: Kenya is special like no other African nation

16 November 2013 9:00 am

As I write this, my hands are seared and bruised from holding a hot iron after branding our cattle. We…

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14 November 2013 3:00 pm

As I write this, my hands are seared and bruised from holding a hot iron after branding our cattle. We…

Aidan Hartley: How Muslim militants and Western jihadis wrecked enchanting Somalia

19 October 2013 9:00 am

Wizards inland from the little Somali port of Barawe bewitched a person to come to them by banging a nail…

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17 October 2013 2:00 pm

Wizards inland from the little Somali port of Barawe bewitched a person to come to them by banging a nail…

Aidan Hartley: I have been shot at and bombed so why do I fear a pyramid?

21 September 2013 9:00 am

It was towards dusk by the time we had given the tourist police the slip and started climbing the pyramid…

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19 September 2013 1:00 pm

It was towards dusk by the time we had given the tourist police the slip and started climbing the pyramid…

Killing in Kenya: Aidan Hartley tracks the last steps of an elephant

24 August 2013 9:00 am

  Laikipia The bull elephant had roamed our northern marches of the Laikipia plateau for decades. I always recognised him…

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22 August 2013 1:00 pm

  Laikipia The bull elephant had roamed our northern marches of the Laikipia plateau for decades. I always recognised him…

A Somali shepherd in Kenya

A binge on alcohol and meat, plus hired sex and lodging — all for £1.50

27 July 2013 9:00 am

 Kenya Home is beyond the perimeter of modern Kenya and way off the grid. When the ancient generator goes off…

A Somali shepherd in Kenya

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25 July 2013 1:00 pm

 Kenya Home is beyond the perimeter of modern Kenya and way off the grid. When the ancient generator goes off…

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13 June 2013 1:00 pm

Il Pinguaan Springs When I first saw the Pinguaan Springs they were small, fetid bogs set about with papyrus, the…

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16 May 2013 1:00 pm

A leopard has been on the rampage night after night. We know her because she often lurks in the woods…

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18 April 2013 1:00 pm

Colobus monkeys in the forest were throat singing like Tibetan monks. Mist rose from the Kericho tea gardens above us…

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21 March 2013 2:00 pm

Rift Valley ‘We’re on the frontline,’ I said. ‘And however many guns we had, it wouldn’t be enough against the…

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21 February 2013 2:00 pm

Rift Valley I am training for a half-marathon on the slopes of Mount Kenya in June and I must prepare…

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24 January 2013 2:00 pm

Rift Valley ‘I’ve got a brilliant idea,’ said Jools on the phone, his voice characteristically rising like a commentator on…

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13 December 2012 2:00 am

Gilgil, Kenya Pembroke House, our children’s school, is a little slice of England set in Kenya’s Rift Valley. In the…