Category Archives: War Games

Impact of The Lords Resistance Army in Central Africa

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

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Food strikes in Ancient Egypt – The Turin Strike Papyrus, and Other Records

Bread riots have been a regular feature of public protests in Egypt, and the unrest in Midan Tahrir, Cairo, since 2012, is, in part, associated with rises in food prices.  So it is timely to look at what is thought to … Continue reading

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Work and Life During The War Years in Burundi. 2004

From time to time I will be posting emails that i wrote during the war years to  friends and colleagues in other countries regarding our goat project and security and life in general – especially 2002 – 2006. Events have … Continue reading

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Post-War Peace Keeping IN Burundi

Keeping the Peace in Burundi – by Working for Peace in  Somalia [First posted Juin 2009,  Revised 13 November 2011] Peace negotiations in Burundi have brought together all rebel groups and are associated with the long and complex process known … Continue reading

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Village Gates: Post-War Symbols of Safety

It has now been over one year with no fighting or rebel attacks in the village.  During the war years, when women and children fled the village during an attack, while menfolk remained to protect their property, we oftentimes took … Continue reading

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The Day Sadat was Assassinated & What Followed

Reposting with some additions What may be the demise of Mubarak, with its attendant intrigues, takes me back some 30 years to the assassination of Sadat and arrival on the scene of Mubarak, which I want to talk about here. … Continue reading

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Village Gates: Post-War Symbols of Safety

It has now been over one year with no fighting or rebel attacks in the village.  During the war years, when women and children fled the village during an attack, while menfolk remained to protect their property, we oftentimes took … Continue reading

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