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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.

    ‘I was desperate’: Young job seekers scammed, abused in Nigeria

    ‘I was desperate’: Young job seekers scammed, abused in Nigeria

    Predators and fraudsters are exploiting vulnerable unemployed Nigerians, and the costs are sometimes deadly. AJ Longreads explores how social media is being used to lure victims. 

    A warning - this story contains details of sexual assault. Names have been changed to protect the privacy of the victims.

    Written by Damilola Banjo.

    Read by Laura Lockwood.

    • 14 min
    Mohammed Salim: The 'bare-footed Indian' who wowed Celtic

    Mohammed Salim: The 'bare-footed Indian' who wowed Celtic

    India's first footballer to play for a European club made history without ever wearing a pair of football boots. As Qatar makes history for being the first country in the Middle East to stage a World Cup,  AJ Long reads reflects on how any nation and anyone can make it against the odds.

    Written by James Welsh.

    Read by Richard Martin.

    • 8 min
    As climate clock ticks, war in Ukraine upends Arctic research

    As climate clock ticks, war in Ukraine upends Arctic research

    A team of Russian and Norwegian scientists stumbled upon the fastest-warming hotspot known on earth. Then the war in Ukraine began and research collaboration stalled.

    Written by Delaney Nolan.

    Read by Mike Paul.

    • 27 min
    Reckoning with genocide in Namibia

    Reckoning with genocide in Namibia

    German abuses against the Herero and Nama in Namibia were the 20th century’s first genocide and a brutal harbinger of the Nazi's WWII Holocaust.

    Written by Hamilton Wende.

    Read by Kokui Selormey.

    • 24 min
    How Holocaust historians are unearthing Ukraine’s present

    How Holocaust historians are unearthing Ukraine’s present

    Years investigating Holocaust atrocities and ISIL war crimes are helping researchers uncover possible Russian abuses in Ukraine. The aim is to collect testimonies that can be used as evidence in prosecuting potential war crimes.

    Written by Micah Reddy.

    Read by Annie M. Dylan.

    • 19 min
    The battle over space emissions in Cornwall

    The battle over space emissions in Cornwall

    As the UK's first rocket launch nears, space enthusiasts, climate activists, scientists and local residents are divided over whether the project is a help or hindrance to the climate crisis.

    Written by Frankie Adkins.

    Read by Laura Lockwood.

    • 15 min

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