What’s wrong with your country?

In the ancient Ethiopian town of Lalibela I once met a German guy. He was short. He had thick shoulder-length blond hair with a fringe half-covering his eyes. He was on a 6-month jeep journey from Hamburg to Cape Town. Rather than coming through Spain, Gibraltar and West Africa, or through Tunisia and Central Africa, he had chosen […]

Africa Memories: Witchcraft, Whiteman, Spreading the word of Jesus

In this post I share fun memories from my time in Ghana in 2005-06, where I was working for VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas). — In Ghana like in some other parts of Africa people believe in witchcraft. There are camps for women accused to be witches. They are blamed for their kids’ illnesses, their husband’s business […]

Living in Ghana & Ethiopia

I spent a year each living in Ghana (2005-06) and Ethiopia (2007-08), working in IT for the British NGO VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) at government offices. The two countries are very different, and my experiences in the two were quite different as well. Ghana is in West Africa, Ethiopia in the East. Ghana was colonized […]