Tag Archives: Tanzania

From the archives: Two epitaphs

The Islamophobe Brit mentioned in last Sunday’s post fled in the middle of the night during the week. This followed subjection of the Brit’s Muslim hosts to a rigorous test of their courtesy: sprawling possessively across a divan in the … Continue reading

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Good news

Since many of my readers are local to Santa Cruz, I should be ashamed of myself for waiting a full week to make this announcement: the Santa Cruz business Quantaphy has promised to match every penny donated to Karimu through … Continue reading

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Pax Tanzania?

Peace seems to have reigned at Tanzania’s polls yesterday. Though disagreement over the election results, not yet announced, could still trigger violence, yesterday’s calm gives grounds for optimism. At Karimu we want a peaceful aftermath to the voting not only … Continue reading

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Updating my update

In my October 1 post I reported a snag in my idea of a women’s healthcare initiative to revive the Integrated Agricultural Training Center, where our volunteers stay when they visit Tanzania. Different members of the Tanzanian Lutheran community had … Continue reading

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Tanzania Diary: August 18 (afternoon)

Heathrow Airport in London seemed like a blur because the delayed departure of our flight from Nairobi had reduced our layover time. But Dr. Susan Hughmanick’s encounter with a United Airlines flight attendant only minutes into our final, London-to-San Francisco … Continue reading

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Tanzania Diary: August 18 (morning)

We felt a little less sorry for ourselves in the closeness of the Nairobi airport after talking to some of the shopkeepers there. Just before midnight we had received notice of a two-hour delay of our flight to London. One … Continue reading

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Tanzania Diary: August 17 (night)

We began our journey home in distinctively African style, with our two-time volunteer Danielle Hayes parked between the pilot and copilot for the short flight from Tanzania to Kenya. Precision Airways had overbooked our flight by one passenger, so instead … Continue reading

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