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Food for thought

First, the good and the bad of eating in Tanzania: The fruit (good): Fresh mangoes, papayas, bananas (often only eight or 10 centimetres long — the perfect size for snacking), pineapples, oranges (although greener and more sour than we’re used … Continue reading

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Tanzanian politics, Part 2

Just days before we left for Africa, there was a public demonstration in Arusha, the larger of two towns in the foothills of Kilimanjaro. Several thousand supporters of the Chadema party had gathered in the town centre to protest what they … Continue reading

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So much to say…

So little Internet access. I’ve been writing (and David has been editing!) regularly, but we have limited access to the web. Below are half a dozen entries summarizing events from the past few days. We have one more day on … Continue reading

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Tanzanian politics

If asked, the Tanzanians are ready and willing to share their political views. There are almost 130 different tribes living in Tanzania. They all speak Swahili and they all get along, the people we meet tell us. Dula says that … Continue reading

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Watoto: Children

The children of Tanzania are captivating. They wave at the mzungu (as they call white people) as they pass by, calling short phrases in English and Swahili. Some are wearing uniforms — usually pants or longish skirts, white shirts and … Continue reading

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