My blog is about Africa. It is also about the Middle East and life in general, reflecting over 30 years of work and study in Africa and the Middle East – Come and join me!
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- Petit Boy-Boy (Kittie) Goes Big-Time on LOL Cats (Maybe…)
- DESCRIPTION BY AHMED IBN-FOZLAN OF THE INCREMATION OF A NORSE CHIEF, 10TH.C.
- Happy May Day – A Great Burundian Holiday
- . . . And Then the Rains Came: Coping in Kajaga Village
- Quiz on Identifying Ancient Egyptian Plants
- We launch our new series on the people shaping African cuisine with Chef Pierre Thiam
- Can You Identify These Plants from Ancient Egypt?
- Special Times at the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika – Come Visit!!
- A Visit to the Holy Land by Ida Pfeiffer in 1842
- Locusts and Hyenas: The Red Sea Hills of Eastern Egypt & Sudan
Blogs I Follow
- Rashid's Blog
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- Ancient Near East: Just the Facts
- Clio Ancient Art & Antiquities
- Dr Sustainable
- One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?
- Writing Your Way
- Petrie's Sardines
- A Year in Provenance
- The Heritage Trust
- Leaving Fundamentalism
- Ancient Lives
- Allana Potash Blog
- NAVSA BAVS AVSA
- TED Blog
- KM on a dollar a day
- Food Governance
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Category Archives: Environment
Civil war officially ended in Burundi in 2006. For several years thereafter, there have been sporadic fights and attacks, but these, too, have dwindled to almost ‘zero’. What changes has a blanket of peace brought? This blog concentrates on post-war activities on the … Continue reading
[First posted July 2009, Revised 09 December 2011] Pigs have had a contentious history. To begin with, they usually reside near the bottom of the livestock prestige pyramid, with cattle, horse and camel occupying the higher niches, sheep, goats and poultry found … Continue reading
Colonial world views were, on the whole, extraordinary. Explorers and missionaries marched out to record, save and reorder the world according to notions of Progress that placed Europeans at the apogee of Civilization (self-defined) – and ‘Everyone Else’ pretty far … Continue reading
[First posted 24 Oct 2009 Revised 04 November 2011] With the Horn of Africa so much in the news now, I am updating and reposting several links that focus on limited resources in the area. Summary: The importance of the relationship … Continue reading
[First posted in 2009, Updated 25 October 2011] The Batwa pygmies of central Africa were the earliest inhabitants of the area, being later joined by Bantu agriculturalists who migrated over time from West Africa. As hunter-gathers, theirs has been a … Continue reading
The last blog entry mentioned that in the area of the Blue Nile in which Sir Samuel Baker was traveling in 1861 there had been extensive stands of dry land bamboo, and that in the early 1990’s I was part … Continue reading