writings on the wall


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TRL: African autumn?

News outlets have been writing tirelessly about the Arab Spring ever since revolts began in Middle East and North Africa in January claiming lives and demanding democracy. The scale is smaller and less widespread, true, but it should not be left completely unnoticed what has been taking place in many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa too … Continue reading

7th Heaven, pt. 4

#4 Spices, spices, spices Zanzibar is known as the Spice Island, and for a pretty good reason. The whole middle part of Unguja is covered in spice plantations, and apart from tourism, it’s one of the biggest driver’s of the economy. So whether it’s fresh cumin, vanilla-flavoured tea or any colour of peppercorn you’re looking for, … Continue reading

Explosions in the sky

Written 16.2.2011 at 11:30pm After a nice Ethiopian meal me and my friend waddle through the narrow lanes of Namanga to the bajaj stands. On the way my friend pays attention to some strange sounds in the air, but I just assume it’s a car bumping away with a loud bass. When I get my … Continue reading


The smiling face of Ndugu (relative) Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete has greeted me everyday since I arrived in Tanzania. The incumbent President’s white teeth shine brightly from the picture frames put up in every other grocery store/office/public building and from the innumerable and massive green and yellow election posters found along any big or small street. Not only … Continue reading

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