Tag Archives: Humanitarian Assistance

“Efforts of Missionaries among Savages”

[First posted May 2010, Updated 30 October 2011] David Livingstone captured the imagination of Europeans and Americans in the 19th Century, many of whom saw missionizing as THE way to ‘civilize’ African populations. I shall content myself with showing to you that even … Continue reading

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Batwa Pots in Burundi: Traditional Clay Pot Cuisine, Pt. 2 of 2

[First posted in 2009, Updated 26 October 2011] Pt. 1 of this entry explained how Batwa pots are made, and noted that as metal and plastic enter the market, the pots are being increasingly marginalized – thus further undermining the … Continue reading

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Batwa Pots in Burundi: Traditional Clay Pot Cuisine, Pt. 1 of 2

 [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

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How Humanitarian Assistance Changes Local Diets and Markets

Mandatory distribution of foodstuffs produced by the donor country is written into many of the humanitarian assistance grants supported by American and EU governments. My first experience with mandatory food aid took place some years ago when working in the … Continue reading

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Top News Stories in East Africa

The East African Business Week provides a selection of top stories from our region and elsewhere.  Here follows a few of the articles that appeared recently – events that were considered important:

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Food and Folk Cures – I of III (The Beja Nomads of Egypt & Sudan)

Here is a training-learning exercise that is both useful and also fun to do, because it is participatory (‘interactive’) – while also generating information about how groups structure cause-prevention-cure relationships with regard to their health – and in the three … Continue reading

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Brazil vs. Kajaga Village, Burundi!

Now that’s a pretty wild headline!  But it is true: Brazilian Football Team Arrives For East African Charity Tour The team comprising of former national team players arrived in Nairobi over the weekend and headed straight to Burundi to start … Continue reading

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