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Diplomat wrestles for peace in riven Sudan

Sep 6, 2013

Diplomat wrestles for peace in riven Sudan

In the thousands of years of Sudanese Nuba wrestling history, there had never been anything like it: a barefoot Japanese diplomat in a tight-fitting blue singlet stepping onto the sandy pitch to take on Sudan’s toughest fighter. Four times this year, Yasuhiro Murotatsu, 33, ...