Under the Saharan Dust


We couldn’t see the mountains very well this afternoon, from Kingston. They faded into a creeping mist – the thick, concentrated dust from the West African coastline, which is expected to get thicker and deeper tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday. Our Meteorological Service explained that the “plume” of dust from the Saharan Air Layer is not … More Under the Saharan Dust

African Postman: Bringing the Joy of Dance to Chad’s Refugee Camps


Number 3 in my daily series of news from the continent of Africa.  Today’s story from CNN is about Chadian dancer/choreographer Taigue Ahmed, who is bringing the joy of dance to those marginalized persons living in refugee camps.  Having enjoyed a wealth of dance in the past few days (and given Jamaicans’ great love of … More African Postman: Bringing the Joy of Dance to Chad’s Refugee Camps