Posts in category Africa

Zimbabwe

A new day has dawned in Zimbabwe. For the first time since its independence in 1980, “Zim” – as many in Southern Africa call it – has new leadership. The events that led to the abrupt end of Robert Mugabe’s rule in November 2017, reminded me of my visits to this magnificent country. I recalled my journeys to Harare, Bulawayo, Victoria Falls, [...]

Harare, Zimbabwe (with Photos)

This is an update of an earlier article I wrote in 2010, in commemoration of Zimbabwe’s historic political transition after 37 years of rule by former president Robert Mugabe. I arrived in Harare, Zimbabwe at dusk after a long day on the road. I had left Malawi in the morning and drove the last stretch of highway on my 400 mile (700 kilomete [...]

Zambian Trees in Bloom

This is an updated version of an earlier article. Zambia is beautiful this time of year.  The jacarandas and other flowering trees have started to bloom in vivid colors around the country.  Most of their flowers are a soft lavender, while a few are brilliant red or yellow.  The latter spring from other species of tree. The jacarandas are [...]