25 April 2013

Malaria cases on rise in Nairobi

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.

18 April 2013

Tanzania's Maasai battle game hunters for grazing land

What's happening is wrong! I used to live in Arusha. I hunted around Arusha. I've been in Ngorongoro Crater and camped in the Serengeti. I've observed the Maasai in those areas. The only threat they pose is to the cats who prey upon their cattle. Other game ignores them because they are accepted as non-threatening. This is a matter of greed for foreign currency and not a matter of wildlife conservation.

04 April 2013

ZANU-PF Feeling the Effects of Targeted Sanctions

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?