One of the things I have been determined to do since leaving the U.S. was travel within Africa and learn more about the rest of the continent (and maybe grow into a full-fledged pan-Africanist?). I found the fact that I had traipsed all over Europe, but had not yet even made it to Kampala to be rather shameful.
I just got back from my first “big” trip. I visited Victoria Falls (the Zim side) and Chobe in Botswana. Had a lovely, lovely, time and I’m already looking forward to planning my next trip. A blog post on the trip should follow shortly. I can’t stop raving about my experience in Zimbabwe.
In the meantime, I’ve been trying to catch up on blogs, email, and work (yes in that order). I was very distressed to read about Ngozi-Iweala’s resignation. Reactions from Nigerian bloggers can be found here and here.
Moral of the story: the road to reforming African governments is paved with good intentions. Then reality hits (trust me).