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Sleeping Sickness in the Congo

As I get off the plane in Zobia, the other passengers and I are greeted by dozens of villagers. Our drive from the airstrip to the MSF (Doctors Without Borders) compound takes about 45 minutes, most of it through Congolese jungle. At times the bamboo and other trees almost form a tunnel over the road.

Here […]

The New VSAT in Nyankunde

Nyankunde is just a little over 15 miles from Bunia, the site of MAF’s main base in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), but in some ways it feels a lot farther removed. Bunia, while no metropolis, feels like a city; there is constant noise, people everywhere, and limited natural scenery. Nyankunde is much […]

Oh, The Places You’ll Go

A view of Bunia, DRC from above on a radio tower during some antenna work.

Taking a boat ride on the Nile during a family vacation to Jinja, Uganda.

Hiking to a pygmy camp near Epulu, DRC.

Flying past the rim of a volcano near Goma, DRC on the way to Bukavu.

When I was […]