Journal Entry 7: Celebrating African Freedom? May 25th 2005 So, the first day when I have arrived here in Zimbabwe, I made a call back to Zambia to check on the status on of my work permit. The answer that was given to me was that it was almost ready and that I should check back tomorrow. So I spent the day doing a blitz tour of Harare, quickly getting a small feel for Zimbabwe and then the next day, with my bag packed, I gave a call to Zambia. But when I ... read more
Africa » Zimbabwe » Harare The UK annexed Southern Rhodesia from the South Africa Company in 1923. A 1961 constitution was formulated that favored whites in power. In 1965 the government unilaterally declared its independence, but the UK did not recognize the act and demanded ... ... read more
I'm now done working in Southern Africa for Engineers Without Borders, after being there for 3.5 years....well, done for the short term at least. It was an amazing experience and one that has deeply shaped the person I am now and who I will be in the future. You can read my final update post to learn more about my final years. I'm sorry I didn't continue posting for my last 2.5 years, sometimes when you are in a place for a long period of time, things that at first seemed interesting just become the everyday and you stop thinking about how they still might be interesting to people back home.
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