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Welcome to Togo

I’ve crossed quite a few borders and no two border crossings were the same. Some were easy, some were challenging, others were a lot of fun. The border crossing from Burkina Faso to Togo added a new experience. I was … Continue reading

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Plague or blessing?

‘There are some large green insects on the mosquito net. You know, the ones that jump and eat the crops’, I explain to Ibrahim, being too tired to even remember the French word for grasshoppers. Even though I do not … Continue reading

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Ceremonial offering

Bleating sheep are walking the street, pulled and pushed by men and children. Tabaski, the annual Muslim celebration with ceremonial offering, will take place tomorrow. Hearing the sounds of the sheep I’m wondering if they are aware of the fact … Continue reading

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For the rich only

It must have been late last year when I asked Amadou for his birthday. He had murmured a bit, not mentioning a particular date, stating that birthdays are for the rich only. I had respected his choice of not giving … Continue reading

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It’s gonna be a hot hot season

Temperatures are rising as the hot season is rapidly drawing near. It’s not just the number of degrees getting higher – I’m guessing it’s close to 40 Celsius – it’s also the financial situation that’s getting hot for a lot … Continue reading

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Chicken the Malian way

Considering the circumstances many chicken in the western world have to spend their lives, you could say that a chicken is quite lucky to be born in Mali. They can go wherever and whenever they want to, eat whatever is … Continue reading

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