Stories

The Senegal man on a mission to plant five million trees

A man in southern Senegal has set himself the ambitious task of planting five million trees over the next five years. This visionary project came to Adama Diémé when he returned home to the Casamance region in 2020 after a few years

I saved an elephant from drowning

The river was deep and unpredictable, and infested with crocodiles I live in Samburu, in northern Kenya, but I was raised even farther north, on the border of Ethiopia. Where I grew up, there were elephants living in the wild. I was

‘My dad, the claw hair clip inventor’

It was the hair accessory of choice in the 1990s - fashionable yet functional - making a comeback in Covid lockdown when a trip to the salon wasn't possible. But few people realise the claw clip started life in a humble workshop in