|New Civilization News: Carter Blogging from Africa|
Category: Developing World
3 comments24 Feb 2004 @ 17:38 by martha : Carter...
I like what he says. At the moment I'm listening to a book on tape by Jimmy Cater called An Hour before Daylight (memories of a Rural boyhood). Highly recommend the book. Jimmy is one humble person starting with his roots.
24 Feb 2004 @ 23:09 by Ashanti @22.214.171.124 : Mali
Yep, we're very involved with a project in Mali at the moment - some of our staff have been to Timbaktu a few times to lead a project. Based on their reports as well, what Carter says above is spot on. The key threat in Mali, according to one of my colleagues, is not "terrorism" (that elicits laughter in most places in Africa, for a variety of reasons), but the sewage that goes into the streets, close to where people bathe and wash, sometimes mixing with it. My colleague was so perplexed by that, he brought back photos to show us all. Mali is a majority Muslim, and Francophone country, and South Africa has good diplomatic and project-based links with Mali. (It is also home to one of the finest musicians ever, Salief Keita). And the effects of US foreign policy have indeed prevented the country thus far from reaching its full potential.
Funny, I never used to like Carter - felt him to be cold, and later, David Icke called him one of the "reptilians", but what he writes here definitely makes me look at him again. Thanks a bunch for this, Ming.
1 May 2016 @ 22:49 by Paulina @126.96.36.199 : gcppfqppTBagzuMmgoPB
I enjoyed following your journey through the photos and coarmntmey, Adam. Every time you mentioned the comfort of meeting your PLN in person at these events, I thought to myself, one day…
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