Monthly Archives: March 2010

African Magic

There are only two women on the compound, right now four because two of us are staying here as guests.  And at night during the weekend, the men gather around the TV to either watch Football or African Magic.  Yes, … Continue reading

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Would you believe . . . a hawk ate my report?

I woke up early, the roosters in Abyei aren’t as confused as the roosters in Juba, but then after seeing how early it was and having gone to bed around 12:30 a.m. – 1:00, I went back to bed and … Continue reading

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Into Africa

After spending a week in Juba orienting the M & E team, I headed into the heart of Sudan Abyei, it ended up being a typical African travel experience.  I flew out of Juba on the WFP flight to Wau … Continue reading

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Interesting things in Juba

In my previous post I said that it looked like the huts are made of cement, but they are not, they are real mude huts. They make a frame of bamboo and then cover it with mud and then on … Continue reading

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The Quirks of Different Cultures

I’m down in Juba this week, I actually had a direct flight from Khartoum rather than stopping in Wau. I will be here for nine days meeting with my M & E team and thenI’m headed to Agok which is … Continue reading

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The Hiss

I was to work on Tuesday morning thinking of everything I needed to do when I looked up right before I collided with a man — he hissed at me.  I hissed back refraining from raising both my hands to the side of … Continue reading

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The Washer Woman

It’s been a long couple of weeks. I’m on my fifteenth day straight of work, because I was in Juba and they work Monday through Friday, here in Khartoum we work Sunday through Thrusday; I should have had a weekend this … Continue reading

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