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Chad: The Remarkable Wodaabe. The Nomads of Chad

The nomadic Wodaabe tribe graze their cattle through the Sahel desert from northern Cameroon to Chad, #Niger and north-east #Nigeria. Crossing countries riven by drought, poverty and war, they shelter in the most basic of structures with few possessions and are totally dependent on their animals for survival. Yet despite the harshness of their environment, it’s beauty that the Wodaabe prize above all else and once a year, the men don elaborate costumes, daub their faces with make-up and dance for hours in the hope of finding love.⁣ ⁣

To see more of my work from Chad published @bbcnews @bbcafrica please copy/paste this link for full article: https://bbc.in/2mCrvj1⁣

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