Author: Sterling Carter

Touring Mbare Township (Part One)

Comrades in arms separated by the melanin in their skin. Sterling Carter visits the war graves of Mbare, Zimbabwe....

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Ridin’ the Rhodesian Rails

Maybe a cow on the track, or an elephant. We're certainly far enough out to see some. Sterling Carter enjoys the scenery on a rail journey through Zimbabwe....

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Bombino : The Magic Hat [Live]

This is the music of the desert, the kind played around a fire while the stars shine brighter than anywhere else in the world....

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Spooks in the Machine : The NSA and Gaming

While the leaks continue to prove the extent to which American spy agencies are willing to circumvent and undercut civil liberties, what is more shocking is just how paranoid and out of touch spy...

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Detroit : How Good is it Really?

Get in while the dirt and the grime is still a part of the city. You can’t understand Detroit without it, and once it’s gone, the city will be that much poorer....

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Detroit : Just how bad is it really?

How did Detroit go from industrial behemoth to Mad Max-inspired wasteland? Does it really play host to a secret race of mole-people? Just how bad is it really?...

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A False Sense of Security

Two years ago, I left the US for Europe and Africa. Upon my return, I found a nation that had traded away vaunted ideals for a false sense of security....

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The People on the Bus

She didn't want to talk to anyone, in case they tried to sell her into slavery. I assured her that if she wanted to speak to me, that I would get the best price I could...

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Cashed Out, Classed Out: Harare Edition

Every once in a while, with a little luck, and no shame, you can have a killer night for less than the price of a cup of coffee...

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