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Eritrean migrants in Lampedusa

Thousands are leaving the oppressive country to seek asylum

Ann Widdecombe with Hegeno Lerenso, front, and Welde, left

People with leprosy live there in the worst conditions imaginable, pushed to the fringes of society

The sun sets over Mawenzi Peak on Mount Kilimanjaro (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)

At last, an author who grasps how strange and sophisticated the continent really is