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Africa’s cleanest city

Coming straight from Europe I hadn’t really noticed it at first. Apparently I had so gotten used again to clean streets, that it seemed normal for the streets of Ouagadougou to be clean too. And if it weren’t for Yves … Continue reading

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Life goes on

At the end of the Ramadan, when Muslims celebrate with their family, I was wondering what that day would be like for our neighboring widow (see a previous blog). Would she be allowed to take part in the celebrations? ‘Of … Continue reading

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The circle of life

Yesterday morning I woke up with the sounds of people screaming and crying and finally a man’s voice trying to calm them down. My sleepy mind noticed this very uncommon situation and I wondered what was going on. In the … Continue reading

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