December 28, 2005

Kampala now!

Just arrived in Kampala. For the first time I didn’t experience the 12,5 hour bustrip on the bumpy Kenyan roads. I flew in: 50 minutes from Nairobi to Entebbe. From there an less than an hour to Kampala. Quiet smooth roads compared to Kenya. Friendly people. But Uganda seems to be one of those countries where one is easily misled by what one sees: in the North a war has been going on and in the South Congolese and Un soldiers are figthing against Ugandan rebels. But most editors are on leave, so we won’t know…
December 13, 2005

Back in Kenya since a few days

Back in Kenya, busy doing the editing of a 15 minute radio report on Shell in Durban, South Africa. Meanwhile preparing other stories.
December 7, 2005

South Africa and Shell

Working on a reports on Shell in Durban, South Africa. Arrived a few days ago in what a Kenyan like me would call the Western World. The usual shock when arriving. The last days I spent a lot of time talking with a lot of people who live under the smoke of the Engen refinery, a Shell and BP refinery (SAPREF) and the Mondi Paper factory. In the area thousands of people have more than average astma and other air polution related sicknesses. Anybody interested in the full story can SMS me on: +27(0)761713183. Have a good day!