Category Archives: Africa

Kenya

I was in a small, secluded hut, made of sticks, brush, and manure. Miles away from “modern” civilization, I was sitting around a small fire with a group from the Maasai village, drinking something made mostly from the goat standin...

Uganda

    There was an optimistic buzz in Kampala unlike I have seen in many countries. I spent time with some exciting entrepreneurial incubators – organizations such as FinAfrica and Mara Launchpad that support and fund start-ups, and...

Mozambique

   Mozambique is one of Africa’s last frontiers. While it can be quite difficult and very time consuming to make your way up the 1,500 miles of coastline, it is well worth it if one has the patience and the perseverance to travel ...

Rwanda

   When you mention Rwanda, most people immediately recall the horrific genocide that occurred in 1994 where the Hutu majority brutally massacred an estimated 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in the span of just three months. Whe...

South Africa

     “Shoot me, white man!” yelled a group of children as they ran towards me in the Soweto slums, one of the poorest and oldest townships in Africa and a historical symbol of the apartheid years. In shock, I began contemplating h...

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