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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It   is extraordinarily dense and only accessible on foot

Trekking mountain gorillas is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It instantly evokes David Attenborough’s remarkable interactions in dense forests, or t(...)

Terry Waite at home in Suffolk, England. Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

By his own admission, the one thing that most people don’t expect of Terry Waite – once hostage negotiator turned hostage, and now an author, lecturer(...)

Terry Waite: “Refugees have lost everything and are dependent on the goodwill of others to survive.” Photograph: PA

Best-selling author and humanitarian Terry Waite CBE has compared the plight of refugees fleeing civil war in the Middle East and elsewhere to his exp(...)

US president Donald Trump after playing golf with Japan’s   prime minister Shinzo Abe and Ernie Els. Photograph:   Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images

Once again, Rory McIlroy must be kicking himself that he became a top international golfer instead of a grubbing hack. If you’re a writer and you some(...)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump applauds during a campaign rally in Fredericksburg, Virginia last weekend. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

US presidential candidate Donald Trump possesses stronger psychopathic tendencies than Adolf Hitler, a study has suggested. Research from the Unive(...)

The UK does not have to turn its back on Europe to trade with the Commonwealth. Photograph: Getty Images

The British Commonwealth, that ramshackle totem of former imperial glory, is open for business with post-Brexit Britain. Rekindling trade with English(...)

Leicester City fans celebrate after it was confirmed they were the 2015/’16 Premier League champions. Photograph: Getty Images

Just outside Leicester station there is a statue to the founder of modern tourism, Thomas Cook. In 1841 Cook ran his first organised excursion from Le(...)

Republican would-be presidential candidate Donald Trump at Fountain Park, Arizona, during a campaign rally. Photograph: Ralph Freso/Getty Images

Most people would be upset to be at the centre of an agitated national debate about whether they were more like Hitler, Mussolini, Idi Amin, George Wa(...)

 Electoral agents work with a lamp as the poll continues after 7pm at one of the polling stations where polls did not finish in time due to the late arrival of the voting materials in Kisugu village, Kampala, Uganda. Photograph: Dai Kurokawa/EPA

The man hoping to break Yoweri Museveni’s 30-year grip on Uganda’s presidency was briefly arrested on Thursday and the government shut down social med(...)

Clockwise from top: Rwanda’s Paul Kagame; Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni; DRC president Joseph Kabila; and  Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza

The recent decision by Rwanda’s electorate to allow Paul Kagame to seek a third term in office – and Kagame’s confirmation last Friday that he will do(...)

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