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Dispatch from Dubai…

At Dubai airport. It’s my first time in Asia, technically speaking. Women in floor-length black abayas float by with duty-free shopping bags. A set of Muslim prayer beads is offered free with the purchase of a prayer rug at the … Continue reading

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Just a bit dizzy…/Un peu étourdie

Today is Wednesday, August 21. This time last year, I was putting a section together for the newspaper in Bujumbura, with Pierre, Félicie, Bosco and Jean-Charles. This time last week, I was sitting in an editorial meeting at the radio … Continue reading

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Welcome to Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, or at least what I’ve seen of it so far, reminds me of the suburbs of St. Petersburg. A sprawling expanse of city peeling, fading, softly falling apart, the occasional brightly coloured signs–often for English or computer classes– … Continue reading

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