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The Last Frontier by Uche Okpa-Iroha

Posted: May 11, 2010 at 10:59 am

He left his fatherland to somewhere called Saudi Arabia (they said) it was for the “Lesser Hajj” and medical check up. Lo, it ended up being a National Health Crisis (they said it was acute perica-something) or whatever. It became a national quagmire; Oh, poor Nigerians! As concerned as they were and cried to see […]

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… And Then There Was DAKAR!

Posted: May 11, 2010 at 9:55 am

Kayes .Tambocunda .Dakar Kayes (pronounced kai) is a transit town. It looks like a rural area that has been forced quickly to live up to new responsibilities; so that while a sturdy bridge leads into the town, and an Ecobank branch sits prettily on the road leading to the town, and mini satellite dishes and […]

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Journey through the Invisible by Emeka Okereke

Posted: May 11, 2010 at 9:51 am

For about ten days we’ve been on the road. Ten Nigerians – photographers and a writer, traveling across cities, towns and villages on the West of this beautiful continent! When this idea first struck me sometime in March 2009, it came with a deep urge to experience the raw lands and diverse landscapes of the […]

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The Road to Kayes by Nike Ojeikere

Posted: May 7, 2010 at 11:01 am

Today we hit the road quite early. We leave the Tamana Hotel before 6AM. Snow white heads out of Amical Cabral Street and winds its way through the Dossolo Tràoré market which is just stirring awake. A stench overhangs the market trail that is reminiscent of the Iddo Market in Lagos. Traders are beginning to […]

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Looking Through These Windows Called Invisible Borders by Chidinma Nnorom

Posted: May 6, 2010 at 3:27 pm

I have heard and read about it, but now I see it clearly. It has been a very wonderful experience for me so far, going through these roads, crossing the ‘borders’, and meeting the people in these lands. In Ghana, I see a very different people and environment, very kind and loving, despite an ugly […]

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From Bobo Dioulasso to Bamako by Nike Ojeikere

Posted: May 6, 2010 at 11:45 am

Entente Hotel Entente Hotel is to the cosmopolitan traveler what an oasis is to the desert traveler. It is a modern, well run hotel in the very heart of the city near the Marche Central (Central Market) and a short distance from the Town Hall. Its grounds are garnished with lush greenery and beautiful objets […]

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Traipsing Bamako by Nike Ojeikere

Posted: May 6, 2010 at 11:36 am

The Tamana is in essence like Bogobiri House in Lagos; only perhaps, larger- with a swimming pool in the courtyard. Its outdoors is shaded by a canopy of leaves from mature old trees; its entire space punctuated by traditional African décor and utilities: sturdy and neat bamboo wardrobes, basket bins, cute raffia lampshades, mirrors, traditional […]

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Till the End Comes by Chriss Aghana Nwobu

Posted: May 4, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Every minute has been like the turning of pages in a bestselling Thriller novel, a mixture or should I say collage of challenges, rising tempers, exciting moments, energy-sapping discussions that most times sound like heated arguments involving all, then on a lighter note, the profiling of everyone in a very humorous manner by the only […]

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Our Day in Kumasi

Posted: May 2, 2010 at 8:42 am

Kumasi. An ancient town with a tome of ancient history. Its numerous hills and valleys bring Ibadan, Nigeria to mind. Whenever “Kumasi” is mentioned, four images come to mind. The Asantehene, The Golden stool, Gold and David Darko , my colleague in Lagos who comes from this town. When we arrived here on Friday night, […]

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From Kumasi to Bobo Diou Lasso

Posted: May 2, 2010 at 8:34 am

Morning breaks on the 3rd of May and it’s time to be on the journey to Bobo Dioulasso in Burkina Fasso, We set off as early as 6am hoping to maximize the daylight hours. The morning is cool yet sunny. As we drive out of KNUST, a big yellow sun is rising over Kumasi. Only […]

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