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Fred and Donanne Hunter

TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Deep in the Sahara #2, 2000

Fred and Donanne Hunter returned to Africa after a thirty-year absence.  When he had been a journalist based in Nairobi, he had not really looked at the Sahara.  Now he felt it was something he must do.  So Donanne went along.  We – a dozen travelers – are deep in the Sahara camped near a […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Deep in the Sahara, 2000

Fred and Donanne Hunter returned to Africa after a thirty-year absence.  When he had been a journalist based in Nairobi, he had not really looked at the Sahara.  Now he felt it was something he must do.  So Donanne went along. As this fourth post about the Sahara begins, Donanne and I and four Land […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Entering the Sahara #2, 2000

Fred and Donanne Hunter returned to Africa after a thirty-year absence.  When he had been a journalist based in Nairobi, he had not really looked at the Sahara.  Now he felt it was something he really must do.  So Donanne went along.  This is the third post about the Sahara trip. Mohammed Ixa, the charismatic […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Entering the Sahara, 2000

Fred and Donanne Hunter returned to Africa after a thirty-year absence.  When he had been a journalist based in Nairobi, he had not really looked at the Sahara.  Now he felt he must.  So Donanne went along. We were about to enter the Sahara: Four Toyota Land Cruisers.  We left Agadez around 2:00.  The lead […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Preparing for the Sahara, 2000

Fred and Donanne Hunter returned to Africa after a thirty-year absence.  When he had been a journalist based in Nairobi, he had not really looked at the Sahara.  Now he felt it was something he really must do.  So Donanne went along.  This is the first of a series of posts about the Sahara. Some […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Guiré, Mali, 2000

In our travels through Dogon Country with our guide Guiré and driver Champion, Donanne and Fred Hunter often asked to hear the story of how their guide Guiré had moved out of Dogon tribal life into modernity.  Here’s how: GUIRÉ’S STORY The story began, Guiré said, in the colonial era.  At that time colonial administrators […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Dogon Country #4, Mali, 2000

Fred and Donanne Hunter returned to Africa thirty years after leaving the continent where Fred had served as a journalist and their son was born.   One of the top priorities was to visit the Dogon people who lived in a semi-traditional way, having chosen to resist the penetration of the West. What follows is the […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Dogon Country #3, Mali, 2000

Fred and Donanne Hunter returned to Africa thirty years after leaving the continent where Fred had served as a journalist and their son was born.   One of the top priorities for the trip was to visit the Bandiagara Escarpment, home of the Dogon people who lived in a semi-traditional way, having chosen to resist the […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Dogon Country #2, Mali, 2000

Fred and Donanne Hunter returned to Africa thirty years after leaving the continent where Fred had served as a journalist and their son was born.   One of the top priorities for the trip was to visit the Bandiagara Escarpment, home of the Dogon people who lived in a semi-traditional way, having chosen to resist the […]

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TRAVELS IN AFRICA: Dogon Country, Mali, 2000

Fred and Donanne Hunter returned to Africa thirty years after leaving the continent where Fred had served as a journalist and their son was born.   One of the top priorities for the trip was to visit the Bandiagara Escarpment, home of the Dogon people who live in a semi-traditional way, having chosen to resist the […]

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