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I am already in Douala

I am already in Douala and flying out tonight at 2am to Istanbul….i  am revisiting places from my past.. turkey , greece and italy.. Week 5   Fundong On the corner near the new boulangerie in Douala, women sat on the curb selling peanuts, avocados and phone time.  I doubt, after sitting on the ground all […]

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THE AFRICAN CONUNDRUM : corruption and poverty

The passageways leading from the plane to the baggage claim were actually lighted and the broken cement floors had been replaced with new ceramic tile.  But the most shocking change was the disappearance of the young street boys grabbing  your luggage as you chased after them, not knowing whether you would every see your bags again.  […]

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Discovering Mozambique

After flying into Douala’s dark, and dank 25 year old airport too many times, I was happily surprised when we landed in Maputo, disembarking into a brand new sun lite modern building. Unlike Cameroon, there were no soldiers with guns or chaos at baggage as street boys grabbed luggage, promising for a fee to get […]

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