Posts Tagged With: Ethiopia

MONEY Absolutely, definitely worthless …

… but very beautiful: The Somaliland Shilling! YES, YOU KNOW, THAT I GOT A KNACK FOR STRANGE BANKNOTES … – and the one I’m showing you here, is the strangest of all. Because it was issued by the government of a country, SOMALILAND, which doesn’t exist (officially). Is not recognized by any other state. But … Continue reading »

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ANIMALS The Elephant Tragedy, Part 2

A succession of very sad posts, written in tears … IT’S A DRAMA, HAPPENING RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES, I will follow it closely and tell you from time to time all of the actual stages of the doom of these wonderful animals. Second chapter: The poachers are the badly paid killers only, the real heavies, making … Continue reading »

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WILDLIFE The Sad, Sad, Sad Elephant Count …

Meet Mike Chase who is desperate about what he found out Chase is an American conservation biologist and since February 2014 he counts. It’s an areal census of African elephants and he is flying over all the countries were they live – or are supposed to live. Or are gone. Disappeared, extinct. When he started, … Continue reading »

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MUSIC Listen To the „Imperial Tigers“!

An amazing band, very popular in Africa … from Switzerland!Yes, the name was known before: When emperor Heile Selassie still ruled Ethiopia, his bodyguards were called „Imperial Tigers“, and that’s why Monty Python called a sketch „Tiger in Africa“. The band was formed 2007 after a jam, organized by the Genevan trumpet player Raphael Anker … Continue reading »

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WISDOM A Conversation Piece … (No. 47)

The philosophy of Africa is still a buried treasure!Sometimes, but not very often, you detect the wisdom like hens pecking grains of wheat from a courtyard. A tracker out in the savanna might suddenly say something which burns into your mind like an Indian arrow into the roof of a Wild West farm. Or Laurens … Continue reading »

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ANIMALS Oh, What A Shame … (No. 4)

The amazing story of to whom belong the storks in AfricaAt times, you will see storks all over Africa. They migrate in autumn from Europe, divided in two columns – one to West Africa, one to Southern Afrika (see map). In spring they are back (to bring the babies, as the legend goes) and nest … Continue reading »

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CALENDER The Critic At Large … (No. 10)

Throw away your timetable, you are in Jiddah and PyöngyangTo sanitize their history, some countries leave or left the world order. Ethiopia deleted for a while the five years of Italian occupation (1936-1941) and were half a decade behind the rest of the human community. In Saudi Arabia and other Islamic states 2011 is 1432 … Continue reading »

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