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Term-Limits for Winners and Losers: Constitutional Democracy & Republicanism

Nana Akufo-Addo was the National Patriotic Party’s (NPP) standard flag-bearer in the 2008 and 2012 general Ghanaian elections.  Unfortunately for Akufo-Addo and the NPP, both attempts failed.   634 more words

East Africa

Race Report: Rift Valley Half Marathon

One of the guys staying with me at the HATC in Iten was a Canadian who happened to be the sponsor for the Rift Valley Marathon. 555 more words


Unexpected Friends and Conquered Summits

There, in a guesthouse at the base of the Virunga mountains, I had great trouble sleeping. I was worried about my friend, who had fallen ill that evening after the bus ride from Kigali. 918 more words


Encountering evangelism in Nairobi

David was sitting across from me in a small room in the outskirts of Nairobi, leaning forward on his plastic chair, eager to speak and to be heard. 1,544 more words


Danish raiders in World War 1

A post-concert (JS Bach’s St John Passion in English at St Mary Abbott, Kensington) chat with viol player Jenny Bullock brought to mind the Danes and their involvement in African wars. 366 more words


Easter Weekend Nostalgia

If you remember that in days gone by on Easter weekend we used to have the Safari Rally, then I can safely say you and I can be friends. 532 more words

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