Archive for January, 2011

Reflections on the new year

It has been a tough weekend…..a few days ago two French tourists were kidnapped and murdered in the capital city of Niamey. They were taken from a busy restaurant by armed men, and the security there is heightened because of this and the upcoming elections.  This has really shaken the people there and only increases […]

On my way to Niger for the fourth time January 9th, 2011

It was in February 2010, that I visited a remote village in Gorouberi with the Mayor, Vice Mayor, Hamani, Ramatou, Alioun and others to see the well that Rotary had drilled.  When the Mayor informed me that the children in this village had never attended school, because there wasn’t one, I committed on the spot […]