Jewels of Blantyre
Old Manager's House, Blantyre

Jewels of Blantyre

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Blantyre is the second largest Malawian city, and the capital of Malawi's south, where widely different landscapes - hot lowland grasslands, cool highland hills and cloud-shrouded granite mountains - are in close proximity. Blantyre retains…

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Election Day, Rwanda
Supporters of Kagame stream past us on the road

Election Day, Rwanda

Good leadership unites people and finds ways to improve all lives. President Paul Kagame has just won a third term to lead Rwanda, as he has since 2003. He is widely popular. As a refugee…

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Gorillas and the fourth wall
Even awakening and yawning, this silverback can frighten

Gorillas and the fourth wall

Virunga. Perhaps you have read about this natural treasure and its notable inhabitants, the endangered gorilla. Perhaps you have seen documentaries or the movie, Gorillas in the Mist. We were willing to venture into the…

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Genocide in Rwanda – fire and water
Wall of names records some of the 250,000 killed nearby, Kigali Genocide Memorial

Genocide in Rwanda – fire and water

The bones and the charred clothing are all that remain...and the memories of the survivors. In just three months, the spring of 1994, the ruling party of Rwanda unleashed all out genocide against part of…

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Madagascar: What we saw
Busy streets of Sambava in the north

Madagascar: What we saw

Madagascar is a country of strong contrasts, all of which we were privileged to observe during our six weeks stay in most of Madagascar’s varied regions. It has a diverse, beautiful landscape over a territory…

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Tiny Treasures at Isalo
Multi-hued caterpillar, a few centimeters long

Tiny Treasures at Isalo

"To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour." - William Blake Visitors come to Isalo…

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