“There is nothing, quite like preparing for a long international flight than being taken through a market with the smell of rotting flesh, but yes there in front of me was a family pulling their bags too.”
“West Africa is where Old Peugeots 405s come to die, even then they are resurrected and live, in a zombie state, on the streets. This was one such 405. “
We enter the huge cavernous conference Hall and take our seats just as the electricity kicks in and mercifully, so does the air con. And we wait. There is no breakfast coffee there are no rolls there is no water, there is a look of confusion on the faces of staff, it is as if they have been shocked that a conference has turned up
Sometime ago I travelled to Burkina Faso for work. This is a description of what happened and how I saw the trip. It has some humour is has some observations about the country or more specifically the Capital Ouagadougou. Things almost certainly will have changed since then, some for the better some for the worse, the country is now influenced by the Wagner Group.
African led research into a a climate resilient bean could make a vital contribution to food security in drought-prone regions
Namibia gained independence from South Africa on 21 March 1990 making today the 33rd year of Namibia’s existence as an independent state.
Mauritius was successively colonised by the Netherlands, France and Great Britain, and only became independent on 12 March 1968.
Book Review: In My Right Place, the Life and Times of Joseph Clouston, Gold Coast Merchant and Harray Laird
“The fortunes of these real people twinkle through the centuries to us in a remarkable historical feat of research and story-telling”
NEW BOOK In My Right Place: The Life and Times of Joseph Clouston, Gold Coast Merchant and Harray Laird
It tells the story of how 19-year-old Joseph went out to West Africa to assist an established merchant, returned home 11 years later a rich man and what he did next.
On 6th March 1957 Ghana became an independent country.