25 April 2013
When I lived in East Africa, malaria was virtually unheard of in Nairobi. I lived in Arusha, Tanzania and we had no malaria there either due to the altitude. Only during trips to lower areas did we even think about Malaria and the need for prophylactics.
In Zimbabwe, we didn't see malaria in the highveld. We didn't worry about taking prophylactics in Harare or Gweru and only took precautions when traveling to lower altitudes. Just before we left Zimbabwe, there were a few cases being reported in Harare among people who had not traveled to lower regions. Also, the regular weekly dosage of the common anti-malaria drugs were being changed to every 5-6 days as people seemed to be contracting the disease around day 6 or 7 of the course.
In Moçambique, we always worried about malaria since it was at a lower altitude and always hot where we lived, in Nampula and Pemba.
This seems to be a clear indication that global warming is occurring and that it is a life threatening event.
19 April 2013
18 April 2013
17 April 2013
04 April 2013
ZANU-PF is feeling the pain of targeted sanctions. Will they continue to cry for sympathy, or will they make reforms which will trigger removal of the sanctions?
28 March 2013
24 March 2013
Where Citizenship Went to Die
One of the things holding Zimbabwe back is the refusal to recognize people born in the country as citizens, even unto the nth generation. One of the things that has enabled the USA to prosper is the recognition of EVERYONE born in the country as a citizen. (Unfortunately, some xenophobes today want the USA to follow the practices of Zimbabwe.) I hope the new constitution in Zimbabwe will rectify this problem.
23 March 2013
Africa has the talent, now to obtain the resources to develop that talent.