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Yendi Adventure

Today I had my craziest African experience EVER.

To start, my coworker and I went to Yendi today, which is the municipality about 2 hours south of Tamale.  406 more words


More Photos from the U.N. Plebiscite to British Togoland, 1956

Here are some more photos that Vlado took, while acting as Observer to the United Nations Plebiscite to British Togoland in 1956; which includes some of the fantastic architecture he saw there. 9 more words

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Before It Was Ghana: Photos from the U.N. Plebiscite in British Togoland, 1956

In 1956, Vladimir Fabry was assigned as Observer to the United Nations Plebiscite in British Togoland; which would vote to join the Gold Coast in May of that year, and on 6 March 1957, would become part of Ghana – the first African nation independent from colonial rule. 73 more words

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Ximena Navarrete - The Star with a Scar

Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navaratte had invited a lot of wrath for her self, after her video about “not-so-good-times” in India was available on the internet.   314 more words

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A Meeting with the Medicine Man

On our way back from Yendi, Alidu had a surprise for us.  We were to be meeting with a Medicine Man this afternoon.  Shamans, Medicine Men and Medicine Woman have been around for centuries and are still an essential part of the Dagomba tribe.  534 more words


More Than Nets: More Nets!

There is a river running through Yendi, and on the edges of the river is marsh land that is a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes.  It is not just the communities that boarder this river that are plagued with mosquitoes, the mosquitoes are everywhere.  381 more words


Wednesday everything was quiet in Yendi. In a town that has more than 50,000 residents and equally as many cows, sheep, and goats, quite is a noticeable departure from the everyday hustle. 600 more words