The Swaziland elephant heist by US zoos

  A couple of zoos in the US teamed up and pulled off a heist of elephants from the African country. The zoos in particular (Dallas zoo, Sedgwick county zoo in Kansas and Henry Doorly zoo in Nebraska) will be splitting the bounty amongst themselves. The elephants (18 in number) were sedated, loaded into crates… Continue reading The Swaziland elephant heist by US zoos

Being African (part 2) – Having Malaria in the US

In my last post, I talked about my having malaria in the US during my early days over here. What made this experience unique was my naïvety about the US medical system. I felt the usual malaria symptoms, so I decided to pay a visit to my school’s medical center. After a couple of minutes, the… Continue reading Being African (part 2) – Having Malaria in the US

Being African (part 1) – Malaria as one of those perks

During lunch with some colleagues, a nitwit came up with the bright idea of listing countries we had visited. At this point, everyone took turns to show off their cosmopolitan side – locations were being thrown around, Prague, Australia, India, Oslo etc. It was my turn and I listed France and Dubai – which was it. The Indian fellow… Continue reading Being African (part 1) – Malaria as one of those perks