Left or right

In the UK, peo­ple are wait­ing anx­ious­ly for the birth of a new prince or princess. It was sup­posed to hap­pen in late April, but it is a bit delayed. Anoth­er thing peo­ple are look­ing for­ward to are the nation­al elec­tions. At least we know on what date those are going to hap­pen: The 7th …

Choices

We are almost enter­ing our last month in Mada­gas­car. Unchar­ac­ter­is­ti­cal­ly, Fred­dy looks for­ward to leav­ing. It is tough, doing inter­views in the rain: trans­port is dif­fi­cult, and the farm­ers are always at work in the rice fields. And Fred­dy is now on antibi­otics for inflamed lit­tle wounds on his feet. But of course there is …

Crime and Punishment

This month, the Kenyan par­lia­ment accept­ed a motion to with­draw from the Inter­na­tion­al Crim­i­nal Court (ICC). 15 years ago, a con­fer­ence of 160 states adopt­ed the “Rome Statute of the Inter­na­tion­al Crim­i­nal Court”. This treaty was the basis for the ICC; a court that pros­e­cutes crimes of con­cern to the inter­na­tion­al com­mu­ni­ty as a whole: …

Postcards from far away

It is time to share the first impres­sions that Nairo­bi has made on us. Below the text you can find the pic­tures that I will describe here. We have been to the arbore­tum a num­ber of times, that is a park with a lot of trees that are home to some mon­keys. The arbore­tum was …