Monthly Archives: August 2012

Mr Potato Head

Mr Potato Head; the Batwa and the Irish

Around Uganda the region of Kisoro is famous for one thing and one thing only: Irish. Sadly this does not mean the hillsides are teeming with fair-skinned Celts and that Colcannon replaces mashed matooke as the local stable starch. Instead Irish is the term used in Uganda to describe potatoes that are not sweet. The [...]

Mission Impossible

Mission Impossible: Jungle

A couple of youngsters in Rwanda have managed to destroy a trap used by hunters. This is made even more remarkable by the fact that these youngsters are gorillas!
Rwema and Dukore had responded to one of their family being killed by a poacher’s snare by searching out similar traps around the forests of Parc National [...]

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Africa’s Forgotten Savannah Park

We had been in the Akagera park in Rwanda for a day and a half and still had no elephant sightings. They weren’t up on the high savannah with the buffalo and zebra or down by the lakes with the hippos and crocodiles. Even Mutware, the infamous solitary male with a penchant for interacting with [...]