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Rwandan genocide, a haircut and more corrupton!

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)is an international court established in November 1994 by the United Nations Security Council in order to judge those people responsible for the Rwandan genocide and other serious violations of the international law...

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Corruption, extortion, discrimination and the MZUNGU!

Mzungu - Slang for "white person/man". Its what the locals here call us white people. To put it mildly, its the African equivalent of the term "Nigger" in western society. So we've been living for a month exactly in Tanzania and over that period of time we've come...

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Serengeti report!

The Serengeti is Africa’s most famous game reserve, renowned for its dense predator population and annual wildebeest migration. The Serengeti is so vast and barren that it covers an area of over 15,000km2.…which is the approx size of Northern Ireland! To put it...

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Long weekend = Serengiti!!

Well we've been informed that we don't have to teach monday or tuesday next week due some local tribe celebrations so we decided that instead of scratching ourselves for four days, that we'd go ahead and book a four day safari into the serengiti! So we will be...

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Settling in!

Friday 23rd Jan. Well we have finished our first full week of volunteer work. We are positioned and a pre-primary school called Meru view. It got its name as its located at the foot of Mt Meru, which is the fifth largest mountain in Africa. The school is very basic....

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Tanzania at last

Its 7pm on Friday and I’m here writing this at our hostel in Arusha. We arrived yesterday from Nairobi after 8 hours of a pure and utter hell of a bus journey. The main road from Nairobi to Arusha is nothing more than a dirt road. Imagine 8 hours of constant jumping...

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Nairobi, Kenya

So finally I get a chance to update this! Since I’ve brought my mini laptop for the trip I can type out my blog whenever and then transfer it here when I get the a café. Well, where to start! We arrived in Nairobi at 8am Tuesday morning, where we were met by our...

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Off to East Africa for three months on Monday!

Well the time has finally arrived for us to depart to East Africa! It only took a whole 11 months to get here! First of all, I would like to thank everyone on behalf of Florence and myself for all the kind words of advice, donations, and general help with the planning...

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