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February 1, 2008, 8:58 pm
Filed under: QUENIA

More than half of the country is literally burning and the western half of the country has been cut off from Nairobi. The militias have blocked the roads and the only way into villages between the west and Nairobi is by air. Things are very depressing here, clearly tense. Everywhere you go, everyone you speak with in Nairobi is in disbelief that this is happening in Kenya. I heard the stories on television but here the “stories” are more unbelievable. People are being hacked by machetes and beaten up badly in streets, and gender based violence/rape is a common weapon.

“The elections were clearly only a catalyst to deeper issues within Kenya society; the underlying issues, such focusing on property distribution, were already there. Kenyans, as they so proudly called themselves one month ago, are now Kikuyu, Luhya, Luo, Kalenjin, to name only a few of the Kenyan tribes People are fleeing from their homes to the relative safety of camps – however if those camps are still “too close” and you are the wrong tribe then you are being re-displaced to “friendly” areas of Kenya.” in “Hello from Nairobi“, email from a good friend on TDY


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Quem diria que o Quénia caminhava a passos largos para esta anarquia?!
Ainda por cima, quando era demonstrado como a joia da coroa da descolonnização britânica e de um certo “mundo ocidental”…. Enfim, e era o Quénia um exemplo para África – diziam eles e, por vezes, confesso, eu também!

Acabaram-se os safáris fotográficos…,pelo menos, nos tempos mais próximos…

Um abraço a todos aqueles amigos de outros tempos, que gostavem de jantar naquele restaurante ordinário de 1.ª e que viajam, regularmente, por este blog. Em especial ao/à T.

Comment by Luism

Onde foi que vimos isto?
E não foi há tanto tempo como isso…
Boa sorte para os que, subitamente, se encontram envolvidos nesta situação.

Comment by Luism

entao este blogui nao “evelui”

Comment by T.

pobre Quénia, Chade, Sudão, Somália…
estive em Paris este fim de semana e pensei em ti! deve ter sido por ser bonito e porque a Bruni andava por lá…

Comment by tiça

Que tal o Carnaval em Díli?

Bruxelas, Maputo, Durban, Barcelona, Singapura, Macau, Luanda… O que se passa?! As noites do Bairro Alto não convenceram ninguém a ficar por aí?!

Comment by Luism

Ao T. !! Obrigado.

Comment by T.




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