Malaria often kills people?

A trailer for a quiz programme here in Ghana called the Good Life Game Show features the presenter asking the question “Malaria often kills people – true or false?”. When I first saw it, I thought it was crazy. It’s so obvious. Then I realised how relaxed attitudes towards malaria are here. Many of the …

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I played the recording straight back to the kingfisher. Think I may have freaked it out a bit.

Village meeting

Last week we took a trip to a nearby village to discuss their sanitation action plan with them. This was the village where they’d previously shown up an hour and a half early and gone home and I’d met the guy who claimed to have spent 12 years in Côte d’Ivoire who may be crazy. …

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Fame, at last!

When we arrived in Kumasi we stayed at the Four Villages Inn, run by Chris Scott, a fun, welcoming and conscientious Canadian who does an awesome line in french toast and sausage breakfasts and putting the world to rights. Four Villages remains a haven we’ll scurry back to if Ghana all gets to be too …

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Seth the hero

The longer you stay in a country, the more likely it is that you’re going to are going to encounter trouble.  The first truly frightening episode happened to me last Friday on the way home. Myself and a colleague (another white female) had left the office to start the journey back to Kumasi. On this …

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