Lodwar

I arrive at Nairobi and pass through security three times (everywhere else it has been a mere twice). Nonetheless, I'm at the departure gate within half-an-hour of my arrival at the airport. It's much bigger than I remember, and completely unrecognisable: it burnt down and has since been rebuilt. I don't know a great deal... Continue Reading →

Leaving Nairobi

If my journey last year was a story of long motorcycle rides and bus journeys on unmettled roads, then my story this year is of meeting East African elites on regional airliners. On my flight from Entebbe to Kigali a fortnight ago I sat alongside a sports journalist on his way to cover the African... Continue Reading →

From Kigali to Nairobi

On the motorbike taxi journey to Kigali Airport I think about all the people I have met and all the stories that we have told: Fragments of personal existence. Ways of building friendship through the laughter or sadness shared. Kigali has been a place of many stories. I think first of Kathleen, the wonderful American... Continue Reading →

From Kampala to Kigali

Getting to the airport isn't easy. The internet is down. I call a normal taxi. It's going to take hours to arrive. I'll miss my flight. The internet is back up. I order an Uber. Philip arrives in minutes. Philip has just finished a degree in Development Studies at university here. Is Uber good for... Continue Reading →

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