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AJ Longreads brings you the best of Al Jazeera's long-form journalism to listen to in your own time.

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AJ Longreads brings you the best of Al Jazeera's long-form journalism to listen to in your own time.

    'Humans are for the grave'

    'Humans are for the grave'

    After post-coup protests, Karen State in Myanmar faced a crackdown by the nation's armed forces, the Tatmadaw. Now, many rebuild, while others grow defiant.

    Ready by Loveday Smith. 

    • 19 min
    Horrors on the Plateau

    Horrors on the Plateau

    In central Nigeria, the farmer-herder conflict is now one of the country's deadliest security threats after Boko Haram in the northeast and banditry in the northwest.

    Hear from the witness accounts.

    Written by Alfred Olufemi.

    Ready by Elizabeth Omolale.

    • 18 min
    Canada's 'crying shame': The fields full of children's bones

    Canada's 'crying shame': The fields full of children's bones

    Brandi Morin has been reporting on the mass graves of Indigenous children recently discovered at residential schools in Canada. Being Cree, Iroquoi and French, she was naturally pulled to investigate this story.

    This story is written and read by Brandi Morin. 

     

    • 16 min
    The last warrior of Africa's ‘Forgotten Army’

    The last warrior of Africa's ‘Forgotten Army’

    At 102 years old, Ebou Janha, is the only surviving veteran of 1 Gambia Regiment – soldiers who helped the British fight against Japanese troops in then-Burma during the Second World War.

    On this week’s AJ Longreads… The last warrior of Africa's ‘Forgotten Army’: The Gambia and World War II

    Written by Will McBain.

    Read by Loveday Smith.

    • 23 min
    DR Congo’s gold rush sex trade

    DR Congo’s gold rush sex trade

    In an insecure part of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, where some of the world’s most valuable minerals are mined, impoverished women and girls sell their bodies to put food on the table.

    Written by by Olivia Acland

    Read by Emma Jones

     

    • 16 min
    'What we fear as women': Degrees of Abuse

    'What we fear as women': Degrees of Abuse

    The MeToo movement took down powerful men across the spectrum of high profile careers. But how much do powerful lecturers still impact the lives and careers of younger women?

    The AJ I-Unit investigates.

    Written and read by Alex Howlett. 

    • 20 min

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