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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Top Posts & Pages
- Petit Boy-Boy (Kittie) Goes Big-Time on LOL Cats (Maybe…)
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- 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
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- Writing Your Way
- Petrie's Sardines
- A Year in Provenance
- The Heritage Trust
- Leaving Fundamentalism
- Ancient Lives
- Allana Potash Blog
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- TED Blog
- KM on a dollar a day
- Food Governance
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Tag Archives: East Africa
May Day is enthusiastically celebrated here in Burundi – a great parade of workers from different organizations, families visiting and strolling the beach, and lots of food and drink. Boy-Boy - a huge Burmese cat who accompanied me when I came from Kenya – … Continue reading
Unusually heavy rains have caused havoc across much of east Africa, displacing thousands of people and damaging important infrastructure… In Burundi, flood-affected areas include the northwestern region of Bubanza, Bujumbura City and the plains of Imbo along the shores of … Continue reading
With the current efforts of France to address the efforts of Islamists in northern Mali, I am revising and reposting this blog on Sahelian history. First posted in 2012. Introduction: Recent events in the West African Sahel by way … 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
East African explorations in the mid 19th Century were overwhelming directed to discovering the source of the Nile in central Africa. Along side this goal, laying out ways and means whereby the English could establish a strong foothold in East and central Africa … Continue reading
Following on the last blog, about indigenous coffee in Uganda – and about other indigenous crops, here follows some passages from 19th Century explorers on ‘coffee culture’ and the agriculture of indigenous coffee in east Africa and the Sudan. The importance of … Continue reading
Rice was introduced to East Africa by Arab and Swahili traders in the northern area of the East African coast, and by the Portuguese in the south (see this blog). It was a crop raised by Arabs, Swahili or Portuguese, … Continue reading