Ngbaba, a sport lost in time, returns to battered C. Africa

Two teams confronted each other on the dusty sports field, wielding roughly cut sticks to whack a homemade puck at high speed.For the middle-aged and beyond, the sight of this rugged game triggered distant memories, of happier times.The sport, known as ngbaba, is unique to the Central African Republic -- and, almost like the embattled country itself, has been hauled back from near-death.Once played widely in streets and villages, ngbaba -- pronounced "g'baba" -- has simple rules and requires speed, dexterity and a dose of fearlessness.

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