STRONGHOLD IS IN THE PROCESS OF JOINING TRACE!

TRACE International TRACE International is a 501c(6) non-profit business association founded in 2001 to provide multinational companies and their commercial intermediaries with anti-bribery compliance support. TRACE is financed…

CHIEF “CHANGA-CHANGA”, KING OF THE SENGA By I J Larivers

Arguably much less well-known – in some circles – than James Brooke, the White Rajah of Sarawak, John Harrison Clark, King of the Senga, was nonetheless a force to be reckoned with in southern Zambia at the end of the Nineteenth Century. John…

RIFA EDUCATION CAMP by I J Larivers

There is something very special about the Zambezi Valley, no matter the time of year or the reason for the visit. And one of the most special places in the Lower Zambezi is the Rifa Education Camp. First thing in the morning, you can read…
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IN THE BEGINNING...

African villages can be fairly small, straightforward collections of mud huts or they can resemble Dickensian tenements inclusive of dimly-lit labyrinths of warrens leading to just about any iniquity you can imagine - it mainly depends…
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THE DOUBLE RIFLE PRIMER by Cal Pappas

R By Cal Pappas Cal Pappas has emerged as one of the world’s true authorities on double rifles, and, being a retired teacher, he combines this passion with the ability to write well, capturing and holding the attention of his readers.…

WHAT IS FIREARM PROFILING? by I J Larivers

The basis of forensic ballistic profiling are markings left on fired cartridge cases by extractors, ejectors, firing pins, and even machining marks on a firearm's breach face A few months ago, Central Firearms Registry embarked upon what…
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HURUNGWE by Trevor Heath (Reviewed by I J Larivers)

“Imagine yourself. Your vehicle overturned by an angry elephant, the tantrum of which you escaped by a hair’s breadth. You are unarmed, with no food and water, and lost in one of the remotest arid valleys of the African wilderness,…
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ZAMBEZI VALLEY, THE LOST STRONGHOLD by Silvana Olivo (Reviewed by I J Larivers)

This is an important book. Operation Stronghold. Initiated in 1984 to protect the endangered black rhinoceroses of the Zambezi Valley against cross-border poaching incursions by Zambian gangs in the employ of powerful cartels in Lusaka,…
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WHEN THINGS GO PEAR-SHAPED IN THE 21st CENTURY by I J Larivers

Caution, n. Heedfulness, care.” Well, that’s the way the folks at Harper Collins Publishers see it in their fine dictionary that sits atop my desk. Those who travel to the Dark Continent in search of the unusual are not normally the…