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Making Salt and gathering food supplies for a boat trip up Lake Albert N’Yanza

After discovering Lake Albert N’Yanza, the Bakers camped near Vacovia, a village next to the lake, in order to prepare boats and supplies for their trip down the lake to the White Nile. As usual, Baker’s descriptions are graphic, as … Continue reading

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Medicinal & Indigenous Plants

Following on  from the last two entries, an important aspect of medicinal and indigenous plants has been lack of attention to them – to their role in local diets and health.  This is now changing, and some of the organizations … Continue reading

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