Tag Archives: Democratic Republic of Congo

Contempory Africa Through European Eyes

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 … Continue reading

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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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The Life of Monitor Lizards along Lake Tanganyika

Monitors are the ‘in between’ lizard in central Africa. Larger (and more ferocious) than geckos, smaller (and – usually less ferocious) than crocodiles. This past week there have been nearly 200 hits on this blog looking for Monitor lizards; an … Continue reading

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Visitors on the Wild Side of Lake Tanganyika – II

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

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