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- Ethnobotanical knowledge of indigenous fruits in Northern Namibia
- Agricultural Innovation: The United States in a Changing Global Reality
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- 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?
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A few members of the tribe
Category Archives: War Games
Slogging through Europe in WWii: Rommel’s Widow, Night-Time Charley, Combat & Fire-Storms – and After the War: Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres.
Although Memorial Day has passed, the 70th anniversary of WWII has not – 70 years ago – 1942 – was in the midst of the fighting. “All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of … Continue reading
Reposted for Thanksgiving 2012: Several years ago, when still living in the big house by Lake Tanganyika, I organized a Thanksgiving celebration especially for members of the Burundian military who were so very helpful for us during those fighting years, … Continue reading
Revised 28-10-12 Mersa Matruh is about 160 miles west of the Alexandria, with El Alamein located in between. Source. onthegotours.com This week commemorates the seventieth anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein that took place on the north coast of Egypt,which Winston … Continue reading
Towards the end of last week there was heavy bombing in the hills just above Uvira, a small town in the Congo, just across Lake Tanganyika from us: These bombings were by the military of the Congo who, with tactical … Continue reading
Bread riots have been a regular feature of public protests in Egypt, and the most recent unrest in Midan Tahrir, Cairo, is associated with rises in food prices. So it is timely to look at what is thought to be the … Continue reading
From time to time I will be posting emails that i wrote during the war years to friends and colleagues in other countries regarding our goat project and security and life in general – especially 2002 – 2006. Events have … Continue reading