"Elephants are obviously amazing, or rather, they are obvious receptacles for our amazement, because they seem to be a lot like us. They live about as long as we do. They understand it when we point at things, which our nearest living evolutionary relative, the chimpanzee, doesn’t really. They can unlock locks with their trunks. They recognize themselves in mirrors. They are socially sophisticated. They stay with the same herds for life, or the cows do, anyway. They mourn their dead. They like getting drunk. When an elephant keels over, its friends sometimes break their tusks trying to get it to stand up again. They bury their dead. They bear grudges against people who’ve hurt them, and sometimes go on revenge campaigns. They cry. So why would you want to put a bullet in one?"
... Journalist Wells Tower accompanied one of Botswana's final
elephant hunts. This article contains graphic content of an elephant hunt which some may find disturbing.
, sings Babsi! Babsi, born 1933, playing the song Mabelete (Bitches)
on the "Fenjoro" which he built from a plastic container, wood and strings from a handbrake cable of a car: it normally has 4 strings like the violin, but one broke.
OK. Alright. That's it. Ronnie of Botswana is my new favorite guitarist
The Nata village blog
- "A unique opportunity to witness the battle to control the spread of HIV/AIDS in an African village."
Is circumcision an AIDS weapon?
To cut or not to cut? Does circumcision prevent the transmission of HIV? It was deemed "An acceptable strategy for HIV prevention"
in Bostwana and a study looking at the magnitude of females who get infected with HIV/AIDS/STDs through circumcision
Contemporary African art and culture -
Arms into Art
Dar es Salaam in Delft Blue
- a cross-cultural comparison of favourite objects,
Marthe Nso Abomo
a Rwanda Genocide
, an artist and political activist from Lesotho
who may have been southern Africa's first streaker.