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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[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
Part I is here: Visitors on the Wild Side of Lake Tanganyika – I Moving ‘up’ the wildlife chain… We have many guinea fowl in the wild – and a while back I was given a clutch to keep. They make excellent … Continue reading
Another reposting of a blog about the Horn of Africa. The area has always been very marginal and it seems that today’s Experts who are working on the problems in the Horn would benefit by dipping into its history. When Burton and … 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
In many parts of Africa, rural markets are the most important method for buying and selling agricultural goods. The following description of a large rural market near the Lualaba River in N.E. Congo by David Livingstone could be a description … Continue reading
Although 19th century explorers wrote on any number of topics about their African experiences, sex was not one of them – either about their own experiences or observations amongst groups whom they visited. Euphemisms, however, were common – such as the … Continue reading