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Big Brother is Watching….

November 5, 2015

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Yesterday was my first day off post election coverage. I’d planned fun stuff to do in the day, meeting new people, yoga, a date and going to a screening to see an new film at Soho House. Well most of that went out the window and was replaced with unnecessary paper work, agro and irritation. […]

Getting from A to B – Days 69 and 70

May 12, 2012

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There are no official public taxis in Biiso that go to Masindi, even though it’s a major town. The local people here get around by using cars that masquerade as buses. And what I mean by that, is that if you decide to take one, you will be one of 9 people squeezed into a […]

Interviews – Day 37

April 11, 2012

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My interview with the National Forestry Authority (NFA) didn’t happen on the day I had scheduled it. Bad weather, the Easter break and lack of transportation meant it had to be postponed. But when I did finally catch up with the officer in question I was mildly surprised by how refreshingly honest he was. He […]

Children looting and rioting….I blame the parents!

August 9, 2011

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This is a phrase I’ve grown up with. My parents used it freely when they saw children misbehave and their mums or dads failed to discipline them. If you can’t teach young people values and instil respect for authority and seniority, what hope is there for the next generation? Where on earth do these parents think […]

Wildlife Trafficking

December 30, 2010

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Each year more than a quarter of a million smuggled animals are seized by Brazil’s special police task force. The fight against this illegal trade is one, the authorities say, they are winning. According to the special environmental police battalion, it has cut the traffic in exotic animals onto the market by 80 per cent compared […]