IN 1996, Algerian Youcef Abdi had 24 hours to decide. One day to make up his mind about where to spend the rest of his life. One day to escape.
Abdi was in an Algerian military training camp in the desert. He was meant to be in a camp for elite athletes but a foul-up had him sent to a combat camp where he was to train to fight terrorists. He tried to explain the mix-up and asked to be moved to the right camp.