The East African country of Tanzania has long been considered an island of stability where chaos appears to reign across the continent, and even its region of East Africa. But emerging concerns will test whether Tanzania can maintain this relative harmony over the next several years.
While Attention Deficit Disorder is a highly over-diagnosed disease, no one had heard of it when I was diagnosed back in 1989 but the Ritalin did really help me pay attention in situations where I lacked a maturity to pull it off on my own, especially school. However, I noticed that years later, I continued to take the drug when going out for fun.
"This is our culture and we shall stand firm against cultural intimidation."
50 Countries and Counting: A Naturalista's Travel Adventures in Glorious Africa, Part I--Kenya, Senegal and Cabo Verde!
Kenya So this concludes Part I. Stay Tuned for my next post, which will take us to South Africa and Egypt! You don't want
Nora de Angelli is a London-based freelance photographer and documentary filmmaker. Until 2011, when she graduated from London College of Communication's University of Arts, with an M.A. in Documentary Film under her belt, De Angelli was an accomplished research scientist.
This December the Maasai Olympics will take place in Kenya, encouraging Maasai warriors to prove their bravery and skill by competing for medals instead of through hunting lions.
Though I had no one close to share the memories with, I was able to focus more clearly on what makes the experience so memorable. There is something about connecting with nature in such a profound way that forces you see things from a new perspective.
Budgor missed an opportunity to write a thoughtful, useful memoir. Kenyan Maasailand is a place with which one can easily "fall in love." But real love is not about objectification.
For many on the vast territories of the Rift Valley from Nairobi to Lake Turkana, this was the very first time they had ever seen a photo of themselves, let alone a giant one on a big screen broadcast for their entire village to the sound of music. And so the premise for a wonderful documentary, The Last Safari, was born.
Truth is, we have not tried to be warriors and failed. We are comfortable with the organization of our culture as long as it does not hinder us from achieving our potentials.