Victoria Falls bridge, linking Zambia (on the left) and Zimbabwe

A walk from Zimbabwe to Zambia

Border zones are fascinating places, and the area around the Zimbabwe-Zambia border at Victoria Falls is no exception. The two countries are connected by a 110 year-old bridge spanning a gorge over the Zambezi River, just downstream of the falls. Vehicle traffic lines up on …
Madiba

Remembering Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and former South African president, died at his home in Johannesburg on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95. I was fortunate to be in South Africa at the time, and to be a part of the …
Victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide (KIgali Genocide Memorial.)

Nineteen years later: Rwanda 2013

In March 2013, I spent several days in the small central African country of Rwanda. It is a beautiful place of verdant hills, picturesque villages, and majestic volcanic mountains. Thanks to its high elevation it has a balmy climate despite its tropical …