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Baptism by Nile (September 1, 2014)

I’m sitting at the back of a small bus that contains all the interns for the Volunteer Uganda: Research Uganda research program. Behind me, all our luggage is piled on the back two sets of seats and outside the window… Uganda passes. 1,287 more words


Munich Olympics terrorists get BBC rebranding

On September 22nd the BBC News website’s Middle East page carried an article titled “Israeli Mossad spy Mike Harari dies, aged 87“.

Remarkably, in that report the terrorists responsible for the murders of eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games are rebranded “militants”, the terrorist organization to which they belonged is termed merely a “group” and no mention is made of the Black September Organisation’s links to Fatah and the PLO. 171 more words


Hostage Rescue Operations: Not So Simple

Obama’s detractors would have us all think that one need only snap one’s fingers and tell the military to just go rescue the hostages, and it’ll be done. 687 more words


FAQ about Africa

Yes, my bags are packed, and I am leaving to Kenya and Uganda tomorrow morning. I got many phone calls from friends and family. Worried calls or emails. 457 more words


Los Angeles - Entebbe

The first time our team was together was at LAX on July 6, 2014.

We were sprawled out on the floor of the KLM arrivals lobby, hurriedly distributing medical supplies, laptops, and donated children’s clothing between 9 suitcases and personal carry-ons.   276 more words

Flydubai adds three more routes, reaches 80 destinations

Flydubai (Dubai) has announced the addition of three new east African routes, bringing the total number of destinations in the carrier’s network to 80. With the launch of flights in September 2014 to Bujumbura in Burundi, Entebbe in Uganda and Kigali in Rwanda, Flydubai will fly to nine destinations in Africa. 221 more words


Farewell, Zambia, Farewell, and onward... (August 25)

You would think it gets easier, leaving a place, particularly when it isn’t home, but there’s always this sense of nostalgia, in me, for the hours I wish I could have spent a bit better and for the days to come in which I won’t see the new friends I’ve made. 1,483 more words