The long and convoluted flight via Burundi into Kigali’s tidy but underused international airport was quickly followed by a white knuckle pillion ride upon one of Kigali’s, thousands of 125cc taxi bikes. Riders with suicidal tendencies are given license preferences; the visit to the Genocide Memorial Centre provided a brutal introduction to the country’s recentContinue reading “Kigali on a 125…”
With heavy bags and the hope of a kindly check in agent, I am on the road again. Rwanda via Burundi and Kenya; what could possibly go wrong? Kenyan Airways, ( The pride of Africa) I am sure will take good care of me.
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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..”
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…”
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..”
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.