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Bye Bye Bayaka

Central African Republic

Loving the smoke

But soft! What light through yonder jungle breaks?

It’s the end of our time with the Bayaka and tomorrow we’ll be heading off to Cameroon and then home sweet home to the UK, but before I go I thought I’d leave you with one more picture from our Bayaka jungle home.  That’s Mongonjay with his wife and child standing outside their hut, safe and sound after our honey gathering adventure.

The next destination on our journey will be Brazil where we’ll be meeting some local fisherman who have an amazing way of landing their prey.  Also, I am pleased to announce that we have a new photographer on board our team.  Abbie Trayler-Smith will be spending the next 4 weeks in the deserts of Mali covering two fantastic stories for Human Planet and she’ll be posting her own blog entries here so look out for those in the not too distant future.

Até encontrar novamente no Brasil!

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Interested in more stories from the Central African Republic?  Try HERE

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4 Responses to “Bye Bye Bayaka”

  1. freeta says:

    please understand the US Gov. has posted a travel advisory to CAR…

    • Timothy says:

      Hi freeta,

      When I went to CAR I was well aware of the Amnesty report you are referring to. In fact, many countries I travel to have problems such as these. I feel it is important for me to mention that when I choose to report on positive stories from within these countries, my intention is to do so not at the expense of stories such as Amnesty’s, but in spite of them. The Central African Republic is home to many amazing people who welcome visitors with open arms. I am so glad to have had the opportunity to highlight one such incidence of life in this often overlooked region of Africa, but of course, If you are planning to travel to CAR it is always a good idea to check the travel advice of your government first and use this as a guide when deciding whether to go or not.

      Thank you for your comments.

      Timothy

      PS. Anyone interested in the above-mentioned Amnesty International USA report from Northern CAR, click the link below.

      http://www.amnestyusa.org/document.php?id=ENGAFR190062007&lang=e

      For the BBC’s country profile on CAR click below.

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/country_profiles/1067518.stm

  2. freeta says:

    Children live in peril in the northern Central African Republic (CAR). In the ongoing armed conflict there, children have been abducted by armed bandits locally known as Zaraguinas. Most of the abducted children are from the Mbororo (Peulh) ethnic group, a nomadic cattle-rearing people. Many Mbororo refugees from the CAR are currently living in camps run by UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, in southern Chad. Most fled their home country because of the conflict ravaging the northern CAR and the pervasive practice of child abduction for ransom.

  3. dodacrazy says:

    I’m looking forward to see and read the works of the new addition to the staff.

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