Through the vastness of Zambia / Durch die Weiten Sambias

The landlocked country Zambia that had been a part of the British protectorate of Northern Rhodesia since 1890 encompasses 752.614 km2 which makes it twice as large as Germany – but with only 18 Million inhabitants most of which are living in the big cities. The country is the place where south, central, and east […]

Nakapelimoru & the Karamojong – Nakapelimoru & die Karamojong

100 kilometres north of Moroto lies Kotido, a small and either dusty or muddy town in the centre of the huge Karamoja plains. Undistinguishable Kotido is mainly interesting because of its proximity to Nakapelimoru, one of the largest traditional settlements in eastern Africa. Approximately 10.000 Karamojong are living in Nakapelimoru. The settlement consists of traditional […]

Arua

The small town of Arua is situated in a far north-western corner of Uganda, right at the border to the DR Congo. In the past, Arua has gained a certain fame because of being the place where Id Amin has been born, a world-famous lunatic. We took some “Shared Taxis” from Pakwach to Arua, which […]

Antananarivo – Tana par plaisir

Antananarivo, Madagascar´s capital with two to three million citizens who just call it Tana, has been marked as the world´s third most polluted city just behind leading Baku/Azerbaijan and Dhaka/Bangladesh in a Forbes-ranking in 2008. But there must have been some improvements ever since then. When it comes to air pollution I´ve seen worse in […]

Harar

The legendary city of Harar is in Ethiopia´s east only a few kilometres from the border to Somaliland at 1.850 m at the outermost point of the Ahmar mountain range. Famous for its UNESCO World Heritage old town enclosed by a defence wall, modern-day Harar has around 200.000 inhabitants and is quite a typical African […]