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Archive for May 2010

Neil Squires
Posted 27 May 2010
As the UK approaches a second May Bank holiday, it reminds me how hectic the last one was here in Mozambique. Back at the begining of the month, the May Day bank holiday weekend proved to be quite a busy one here in Maputo with a high level visit by Michel Kazatchkine, the Executive Director [...]

Ian Attfield
Posted 13 May 2010
If in March the weather was ‘unsettled’, in April it was most certainly stormy - both politically and climatically. I’m writing this post at dusk in the Kano airport ‘waiting room’ (lounge would be too grand a word), as this season’s first serious storm blows. Outside a Lawrence of Arabia style sand storm has morphed into monsoon rain [...]

Neil Squires
Posted 13 May 2010
On 26 April I joined the new British High Commissioner to Mozambique as he presented his credentials to President Guebuza. It was a different  start to the day, with police whistles and sirens halting the traffic and with a short (and fast) car journey, from the High Commissioner’s residence, which is in central Maputo, to [...]

Sarah Sanyahumbi
Posted 12 May 2010
We’ve had a bit of a blogging hiatus given the pre-election period in the UK, but it’s nice to be back online! Things with Nepal’s peace process have gone up and down since I last blogged, but unfortunately I don’t really have much positive progress to report. Last week was a week of strikes and [...]