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Dar es Salaam to Mbamba Bay (part 3 of 3): Contemplating choices

“Towards late afternoon I became ever more drained, both physically and mentally. In an effort to get some instant energy I drank my whole last can of sweetened condensed milk that I normally used for coffee. This helped a little… Continue Reading →

Dar es Salaam to Mbamba Bay (part 1 of 3): Vicarious living and unexpected gems

“I waited for Athu for 45 minutes that morning, but he never showed. Quite disappointed I left in search of a new shifter and cable to fix my steel horse. When I returned to Kibwana’s house later that day he… Continue Reading →

Nairobi to Dar es Salaam – Part II

”Once the rain cleared up the Captain pulled into the shallows in front of some fancy resort and dropped the four of us, our two bicycles and all of our belongings right there on the beach. To the onlookers sipping… Continue Reading →

Why science in Africa?

Since I started working in the USA many people have asked me about the state of science in Africa. Generally we don’t tend to think about the African continent as a producer of science. Indeed, at a global scale African countries… Continue Reading →

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