A recent group photo at a training course for veterinarians and vet technicians here in Burundi. I discuss in French with some Kirundi and have also a Kirundi translator to help with technical aspects ... Blog entries throughout this site are about Africa, as well as about the Middle East and life in general - reflecting over 35 years of work and research in Africa and the Middle East – Come and join me!
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Tag Archives: Congo
While it is the human-like qualities of primates that attracts us to watch and enjoy them, it is the case that in rural Africa – at least the parts in which I’ve lived and travelled – they are simply considered … 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
When, in 1971, the government of the Belgian Congo changed its name to ‘Zaire’, the government also put in place the official policy of Autenticité – which promoted abandoning Belgian cuisine for local dishes. Adoption of African apparel was also … Continue reading
It is a curious feature of cannibalism in Africa, that it is always practiced by another group – a group that is ‘just over the hill’ – and in that place. There, it is said, one finds such a practice. … Continue reading
[First posted August 2009, Revised 13 December 2011] Over the coming months I will continue putting up brief notes on cuisine and crops in Africa, covering the following and related topics. Some of these are summary overviews, not intended … Continue reading
The following recipe – ‘Manioc leaves with crushed palm oil kernels‘ – is popular throughout central Africa and combines three of the most important local ingredients – manioc leaves, fresh oil from palm nuts, and ground nuts. Here are the … Continue reading