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Travel Plans

I’ve blogged in the past about some trips that I’ve taken with my lovely wife.  This year, we’re planning two major and at least a couple of minor trips.   300 more words

EU aid to South Sudan famine

Today the European Commission has announced an emergency aid package worth €82 million as famine has been declared in South Sudan for the first time since the country gained independence in 2011. 255 more words


Adanma - Dances With Wind (Part 2)

At the dance the following evening, Adanma and I sat side-by-side at the foot of a mango tree, she wasn’t to perform this particular evening, as this dances were restricted to Masquerades and little children dance groups, there were so many costumes, everyone seemed in a light mood, worries away. 2,084 more words


South African pastor Gives Church Members rat poison to "show their faith" 

 A South African Christian pastor, Light Monyeki convinced churchgoers at the Grace Living Hope Ministries to drink water and rat poison for nourishment and healing.  255 more words


Eltantawi, "Shari'ah on Trial"

In April, the University of California Press will release “Shari’ah on Trial: Northern Nigeria’s Islamic Revolution,” by Sarah Eltantawi (Evergreen State College).  The publisher’s description follows:  153 more words

Scholarship Roundup

Did You Know there is a Fintech revolution in Africa

Africa is going through somewhat of a Fintech revolution. M-pesa was the starting point, but then many other similar services popped up across the continent. Then services that enabled cross platform payments like… 741 more words