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Andy Fay on ‘Getting away with it…’
I’ve heard these stories first hand; you can read them now, collected and alongside each other for the first time. It’s hard to credit sometimes that the adventures written about in this book happened to one modest, spectacle-wearing Englishman. All the more remarkable when you realise they were largely self-funded. then settle down to muse on theContinue reading “Andy Fay on ‘Getting away with it…’”
Fox news… eat your heart out..
The sharp reduction in the village infant mortality rates over the last three years has not gone unnoticed by the local government authorities. One such official attended the certificate presentation ceremony and declared that Links international was merely an NGO service provider, commissioned by his ‘Excellent President’, who would have been providing the service anyway.Continue reading “Fox news… eat your heart out..”
Rain beats a new high…
The torrential rain contributed enthusiastically to the chaos with an impressive, measured steady and deafening 93 decibels against the thin tin roof. My two interpreters stoically raised their gain and their vocal abilities in direct competition to the cacophony whilst the youth workers leaned in close attempting to hear without complaint. Two and hours ofContinue reading “Rain beats a new high…”
£2.00 a litre and a green Mamba..
Rumours of tanker deliveries cause huge queues of driverless vehicles abandoned as place markers outside fuel stations. The black market price has now hit the 500 Kwacha mark per litre (£2.00), (daily wage £1.20) and the inevitable if not dramatic accidents are taking place as ever hopeful entrepreneurs decant fuel to willing wealthier customers inContinue reading “£2.00 a litre and a green Mamba..”
Meanwhile the Malawi president seem to think that getting in to bed with Mgabwe is a good idea and the recent riots in Mzuzu were quickly dealt with by shooting eight of the protesters. (allegedly) I am also told that electronic communications may be monitored, so I am sure that the president is really a very nice man thatContinue reading “Good advice..”
Dropping the Debt?
If the only outcome of debt cancellation was to help government finances resulting in little or no measurable positive effects on ordinary people in the villages, then these efforts would probably be seen by most as pointless. Many of us fear that finances gained by indebted governments might be spent on arms or projects thatContinue reading “Dropping the Debt?”
Malawi without diesel..
There is a huge problem with diesel over here (or rather the lack of it) and we may have to resort to the black market. The petrol attendants seem to get wind of deliveries and fill up every know containers known to man only to flog it back at twice the legal price.