Why Africa must rebrand itself

African Cotton Tote

It has been a little quiet here and for that I apologise. By way of catching up I have decided to revisit the issue of Africa rebranding itself. I spent the best part of last week up in Birmingham at the BBC Gardeners World Live, show casing the fine work of the various women that I work with in Africa. It is an interesting but incredibly exhausting exhibition. The show  … [Read more...]

This is a problem we don’t want to take to Africa

In fact this is not a problem we should take to Africa. This was an announcement made by the Captain of British Airways flight 063 scheduled to depart from London heathrow for  Entebbe on 6th May 2010 at 21.05Hours. The BA carrier developed a fault as it was about to take off and although it could have got us to Africa safely the Captain decided it was best not to chances, … [Read more...]

The forest would be saved if..

the community around it were able to link income generation and its preservation. This is the conclusion Rosemary Wallin yesterday when she dropped in for lunch. Rosemary is getting ready for her PHd and her research into "luxury and handicrafts" led her to my website. She got in touch and I told her about my challenge of helping the women to come up with jewellery designs … [Read more...]