RSS

Scatalog: identifying animal dung and droppings

Sanitation Updates

The ideal Christmas present if you live in southern Africa. This 40 page guide has mostly life-size photographs of about 100 species of animals ranging from mice to elephants. The guide’s author Kevin Murray has apparently spent the last 18 years “walking in the bush throughout southern Africa, collecting and researching droppings”.

Order online from Random House Struik

View original post

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on December 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Where were Branson’s big hairy ones?

Magatte

I am just now back from Nairobi, Kenya where I attended Convergence Africa and led a Master Class on the notion of   “Executing on that Big idea”.

My session was sold out and the room was packed with people eager to learn more about entrepreneurship and how to overcome challenges specific to the region.

View original post 348 more words

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on December 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Kenya – country profile

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on December 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

LG Mobile-Conflict Minerals

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on December 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Dakarian Night

tracking sunrise

While traveling through Morocco, Zach and I read a story which, in itself, was a collection of stories that further told the story of the 1,001 Arabian Nights – a collection of – wait for it – stories.  Yeesh. 

If you managed to get past that sentence, I sincerely apologize for it but it did get me to this: the Arabs, Persians, and Turks may have needed 1,001 nights to make it interesting but, man, if we didn’t give them a run with only one night in Dakar, Senegal.   

Due to some scuffle between the U.S. and Mauritania, the Americans on our overland truck were unable to obtain Mauritanian visas and were relegated to doing a flyover from Casablanca.  We traveled with the truck as far south in Morocco as was practical and then bused back to Casablanca to catch a late night flight out to Dakar, Senegal. …

View original post 1,681 more words

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on December 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Story Time: The Great Mango Pact

The World Story Project

Written by: Becca White
Author Nationality: U.S.A.
Illustrated by: Eguiar Lizundia
Illustrator Nationality: Spain

THE GREAT MANGO PACT

On a green grassy hill on a long dirt road
Lived a family of boys in a humble abode

Together they worked to take care of the land
Every boy did his part, lending a hand

There were rabbits and chickens and goats to feed
Fish to catch and gardens to weed

The boys cooked and cleaned and studied hard too
From dawn until dusk there was so much to do!


Sure, they also knew how to have a good time
They were fast with a ball and quick with a rhyme

Whenever they sang or beat on a drum
The music would spread, the whole village would come!

The oldest boys cared for the youngest ones well
They helped with their lessons, brushed them off when they fell

But no matter…

View original post 366 more words

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on December 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Portfolio: Krisanne Johnson

Documentary Photography Links

  Winner Of W. Eugene Smith Award 2011

Coming of age for Swazi girls is tough. A tiny African nation of one million, Swaziland is ruled by one of the world’s last remaining absolute monarchies. Its age-old tradition of polygamy and its relaxed attitude toward sexuality have met in a devastating combination for women: Swaziland reports the highest percentage of HIV positive people in the world, with young women being affected most. Half of young Swazi women are HIV positive, and life expectancy has dropped from 61 years to almost 31 years over the past ten years.

Every year, young maidens from across the country gather for the Umhlanga dance, an eight-day ceremony in honor of the Queen Mother to celebrate their virginity. I first went to Swaziland in 2006 to document this annual dance and other coming of age rites of young women living amid a spreading disease and its…

View original post 434 more words

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on December 12, 2011 in Uncategorized