This Newsweek column on Barack Obama made me wonder how high the chances are that he’ll be elected by mainstream America. Questions like “Is Obama a Muslim?” are already part of the debate. But apart from his religious affiliation, does he really stand a chance? Kenyan father Indonesian stepfather foreign name growing up in Indonesia […]
The International Herald Tribune writes: 29. MALAWI Blame Madonna. Safarigoers tended to overlook Malawi, but that has changed since she began her effort to adopt a 1-year-old boy from this tiny African country that lies within the Great Rift Valley. Next July, the luxury lodge Pumulani (www.pumulani.com) is set to open 10 villas on spectacular […]
I saw this search phrase in my blog stats: was idi amin involved in movie production? errr… “The Last King of Scotland” is based on a fictional book by Giles Foden and is a US and UK production with Forest Whitaker in the main role. See also this Wikipedia page on Idi Amin. And this […]
Found this interesting read at Times Online: A voyage round my father A daughter follows her father’s footsteps to Mount Mulanje. Page three of the article includes travel tips. Malawi is Africa as it once was, so there are no vast luxurious holiday compounds and few sumptuous lodges to insulate you from the masses. Here […]
White African has listed some company logos here.
Remember I wrote about the villagers in northern Malawi that climb an ant hill to get GSM reception? Looks like Soyapi saved the newspaper article and passed it on to Mike: Ant hill phone booth (Insert comment on power of blogging, impossible is nothing, etc.)
Interesting read: Cy on his Malawi experiences The contrast between rural and urban areas in Malawi is huge. I remember an article I read (probably The Nation or The Daily Times) during my last stay, on how people in a remote village in the northern region near Rumphi can get reception for their mobile phones […]
Howard French, senior writer at the New York Times on: New Power in Africa: Entrepreneurs From China Flourish in Africa