A few days ago I was rather amazed to see a photo of my old home, which is located on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, in a glossy magazine published in Brussels. It has been turned into a spiffy little resort! Can’t say I’m completely pleased by this…. Amongst my memories of living there – aside from several productive years working on livestock improvement issues and restocking – are regular rebel incursions and other grim happenings.
The magazine in which the photo appears is a very upmarket monthly glossy job that is put out by Brussels Airlines for their customers. It presents stories and pictures for business-persons and tourists of a kind that everyone would like to think is representative of Africa – except, possibly, NGOs and other organizations seeking funds and other kinds of support for their africa-based work…
Here are some photos from the same magazine:
So, where are the men?!
Now, a bit of space for other dimensions of Africa:
One of the interesting aspects of this magazine, is its bypassing of the growing and vibrant middle class in Africa. But of course, that’s not their target.
As for my prior home appearing in the magazine, having been transformed into an up’market resort, I am not very happy, and will do another blog about that….
- Impact of The Lords Resistance Army in Central Africa (dianabuja.wordpress.com)