02 Feb 2008 | Business not so usual


I'm in Uganda on a business trip. Yes, worse things happen.

Testing the quality of the connection and the computer in the internet where I'm going to give a training later in the week, two white missionaries came in to check their mail. Really, do Ugandans need to be converted?
85 percent of the population is christian, 12 percent is muslim. To illustrate this, we started Thursday's partnership meeting with a prayer by reverent Sam.
Perhaps to illustrate this again, minutes later, a cockroach crawled into the bag of the participant next to me.

Surprisingly, there are lots of motorcycle taxis in Kampala. I almost feel like I'm in Thailand. Likewise, quite a few people mix up their 'l's and 'r's.
Really, where am I?


In other news, it's good to see Beeldenstad has inspired a copycat.

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After obtaining an M. Sc in maths, Babak Fakhamzadeh started with an office job at a major blue chip company but soon realised he'd do better on his own. Babak is often on the move, with a restless desire for travel, a penchant for doing good and a love for visual and experimental art. Together with Eduardo Cachucho, he won the World Summit Award in the m-Tourism and Culture category in 2012 for Dérive app. With Ismail Farouk, he won the Highway Africa new media award in 2007 for Soweto Uprisings . com. Check out Babak's CV.

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