Tag Archives: africa

The Curiosity Index (07.12.2017)

100 years of Finland Yesterday Finland celebrated 100 years as an independent nation, it’s a beautiful country. But 100 years isn’t all that long and reminds me that nations are not permanent. What Christians believe…in 90 Seconds! I have a very high regard for the

Why you should care about Burundi

Sixteen years ago I was desperate to work overseas amongst some of the world’s poorest people. So after one interview where I exaggerated my ability to speak French (almost none, to be honest) I found myself being posted to Burundi. As I had no real

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Book Review: My Father, Maker of the Trees

Reading this book was a frustrating experience. Any story about surviving the Rwandan genocide and learning how to forgive should be both deeply shocking, moving, challenging. In some ways this book is, but it also falls short in so many ways. First the positives. It

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How to help Africa?

It’s a question that has been asked time and again over the past 40 years and it seems we’re no closer to finding an answer. This report on Africa’s aid addiction suggests that corruption from the highest to the lowest levels remains the biggest issue.