Monthly Archives: October 2012
I am in Burundi, in East Africa, because until I got here last week all I knew about this country was the genocide and the civil war. Other than doom and gloom my only other knowledge was of Burundi as … Continue reading
Khayakazi Mgojo has been around. She’s a diplomat by profession, “but the title of being a “diplomat” is only in effect when I am posted to serve in a country abroad. My job both in South Africa and abroad is … Continue reading
I should not have taken these pictures at the Kigali Genocide Memorial because it’s not allowed. However, following rules would be against my nature and in any case I refuse to be haunted alone. So when I went to the … Continue reading
“One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs; and the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.” 17th century Iranian poet Saib Tabrizi.
South African media personality “Uncle” Lupi shares one of his most poignant journeys in Africa. What led you to Bujumbura and Burundi? I met a young woman called Christelle Mande, who is charismatic, on a production meeting. She was a … Continue reading
Meet Pepe Julian Onziema. I met the Ugandan in Kampala in 2010 when I was writing about the anti homosexuality bill that basically wants people killed for being gay. Pepe is an activist and agreed to be featured in my … Continue reading