Kgale Hill, Gaborone’s most famous hill, offers granite cracks, face and friction climbs on a large variety of textures and rock for such a small area. The word Kgale means ‘a long time ago’ and the large quantity of rock polished by generations of baboons gives you an idea of just how long ago Kgale goes.
By 10:30am, the sound of the funeral was in full swing wailing with the loud and jarring traditional Bassa music, West African bible pop music and Rihanna. My wife was losing her mind. Only the baby could make any sense of the noise, moving back and forth to the music with a smile.
There would still be plenty of coconuts, pineapples and fish (though not the frozen type). There would be goat soup, plenty of hot peppers and some local chicken for flavoring. There would still be dancing and singing, lots of smiles, there’d be motorbikes and taxis, but no buses. There’d be a lot of flat tires, broken down vehicles, and closed up mechanics. There’d still be church sermons on shadowy pulpits, Sunday dress, shiny leather shoes and colorful fabric. There would still be weaves and sturdy women tapping their hairdos to relieve the itch, but there’d be no clippers for men’s haircuts. Monrovia would become a city without haircuts.
When I moved to Liberia I decided I should probably get one. After all, they are buried all over the jungle if you can get there and you know where to look. My friend Alex knew where to look, and I wanted to find one.
Ten years, six continents, 100 countries, seven bicycles, 78 flat tires and 10,200 kilometers later Furtemba’s ride around the world is in full swing and will continue until 2020 when he will have pedaled through 151 countries on this massive planet. In this interview, learn what motivates the Sherpa to keep pushing the pedals.
Want to start an organic farm in a post-conflict Africa? Then you may want to learn the story of William Tolbert, Liberia’s first organic farmer.
Here’s my first impression of arriving in Liberia, including observations of Monrovia’s Temple of Grayskull, pricey salads, and Lebanese who love Bon Jovi.
What happens when a town becomes a city? And the local garbage heap sustains an array of people and animals? The answer lies in Dessie’s Waste Management solutions.
Do you know about development in Somaliland? These types of projects will surprise you and question how to push human progress in a country like Somaliland.
“When you talk about gay rights in Africa, there’s nothing to say. There are none. We talk about the gay situation in Africa. and the situation is that we don’t feel very secure.”
Zumra Nuru realized the disproportion of duties between his mother and father when he was four years old. A visionary, he often asked his parents why when his father’s work finished, his mother continued to work? Were they not a family?