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No-Rain November

Bonjour mes amis!

It’s halfway through November already, and I already miss the rain. The red laterite dust that blankets the ground here in Mali really does blanket everything. 517 more words



Bamako was one of the influences of the Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2015 Show.

Photo : VOGUE.fr 24 more words


RFI and Voice of America learn Manding

African languages such as Swahili and Hausa have a long history of being used by foreign broadcasters such as the BBC, Radio France International (RFI) and Voice of Russia (formerly known as Radio Moscow). 1,406 more words

A brighter future is not to be

It had been over twenty years since I’d been to Mali. Now, in 1995, what would I find?

In 1972, the airport crowd was sparse. We relinquished our passports to the customs official and waited. 288 more words


what's to eat

freshly grilled goat meat purchased on the road. seasoned with piment and salt, tossed with grilled onions.


West Africa: Ebola now, integration later (1)

A friend posted on Facebook several days ago that it is not the best time to travel to the US with a Sierra Leonean passport… 632 more words

Sierra Leone

Spot the location...

Where were these pictures taken in West Africa? I like your guess. Keep trying. It shouldn’t be hard to spot the location if you have been there. 281 more words

West Africa