The story begins in this first part, with why flush toilets and garbage trucks are “unAfrican” – and what that has to do with dirty streets in many African cities. Of the world’s 25 dirtiest cities, 16 – or 64 percent of them – are in Africa. Well, at least that was the story in […]
POLITICALLY INCORRECT: Why Africa’s Cities Are The Dirtiest In The World, And ‘Village Food’ Is Bad For Towns (How It Began)
Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Burundi Smile Like Siamese Cats At London Somalia Meet; But What The Hell Is Going On In Kismayu?
•Kenya has trained and armed 4,500 Ras Kamboni fighters – while Al Shabaab has about 3,500 fighters left. •With ‘victory’ in Somalia near, the British have eased pressure on President Museveni to behave at home. •Ethiopia needed a trophy ahead of the London conference; it captured Baidoa. •Burundi’s Nkurunziza was feeling so good, he didn’t […]
Burundi: A Nation Trapped By A Crocodile, Its Born-Again Track-Suit Addicted President, And The Mountains
Maybe you did, maybe you didn’t, watch the 2007 film “Primeval”. Primeval, originally titled “Gustave”, follows a news team sent to Burundi to capture a crocodile on Lake Tanganyika. That crocodile is called Gustave. According to a Wikipedia entry, in 2004 Gustave was estimated to be 60 years old, 20 feet (6.1 m) in length and […]