Travels in Africa

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Uganda, 1960s

Bob Baker had a long and varied career with the US Information Service: five years as an intelligence analyst; overseas posts in Uganda, Mali, Britain, Germany and Australia and a variety of stateside jobs.  Here he talks about great contacts in his first overseas post. While in Washington, when I was an intelligence analyst on […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Kenya, 1990s

Inveterate traveler Margie Hamlin and her photographer husband Hank have made a number of trips to Africa.  Here Margie relates the story of what happened when a roadside beggar heard a different reaction to her pleas. On a trip to Kenya a number of years ago my husband, Hank and I had an unusual encounter […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Valley of the Kings, Egypt, 1960

In 1960 Laurel Smith was teaching school to the children of US Army personnel in Berlin.  Come Christmas vacation she went to visit the Ancient World.  She tells about going on the Nile in a felucca and, to his great surprise, taking the boatman for a ride. Name a river.  Just say the name of […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Gondinko, Mali, 1993

Doug Knight served as a longtime US Navy doctor and biological researcher.  After retiring, he returned to his native central Ohio, resumed medical practice and served as a trustee of Otterbein College.  This account, the second of two, relates the beginning of a trip he, his wife Mary Pat and son David took to visit […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: En Route to Mali, 1990s

Doug Knight served as a longtime US Navy doctor and biological researcher.  After retiring, he returned to his native central Ohio, resumed medical practice and served as a trustee of Otterbein College.  This account, the first of two, relates the beginning of a trip he, his wife Mary Pat and son David took to visit […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 1960s; Cape Town, 1921

David Winder served as a foreign correspondent for and the assistant managing editor of The Christian Science Monitor. After leaving journalism he became a professor of history.  His first experience in lecturing to students came in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, where he grew up – as he explains in this essay. Some recollections of South Africa […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Kenya, late 1970s

This week’s guest contributor Jennylea Richert, an actress also known as Jennifer Andrews, has made nine safaris to East Africa.  Here she recounts the safari moment that meant the most to her. Samburu is on the Uaso Niro river in northern Kenya.  (As I remember Joy Adamson raised Elsa on the river, a wee bit […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Kenya, 1980s

This week’s guest contributor, Pamela Hussey, lived in Nairobi for 4 years in the early ‘80’s where she served as USAID Regional Director of Housing and Urban Programs for East and Southern Africa—a job which spanned 17 countries.  She returned to Africa for two years from ’86-’88 where she was based in Harare, Zimbabwe and […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Victoria Falls, 1980

Richard Matheron served as a US Foreign Service Officer in a number of African countries (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Ethiopia and finally as US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Swaziland).  Here is Dick’s account of visiting Victoria Falls. I am reminded of our visit to Vic Falls in 1980 just a […]

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