Posts tagged 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 Critters

This is an updated version of an earlier article. Africa has more than its fair share of wildlife.  Not many large animals — the kind you would typically think of in Africa like lions, elephants and giraffes — range in urban areas except on private game reserves.  The critters that hang out near our house are of a smaller variety. [...]