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South Africa: Ivory from Paradise

South Africa: Ivory from Paradise

I’m finally at the end of the African book project. It took a lot longer than I thought it would. The last country on the list is also the wealthiest in Africa, the Republic of South Africa. I read Ivory From Paradise, by David Schmahmann. It’s the story...

FAQ: What is Bitcoin, anyway?

Yesterday, I received an email from a friend with a plaintive questions: what is Bitcoin? She is hearing about it and is intrigued! Bitcoin makes an appearance in Day Trading For Dummies, I’ve done work on it for some clients, and I even have blog posts on it....
Swaziland: Without the King

Swaziland: Without the King

Swaziland is the only absolute monarchy left in the world, and that status does not seem to be serving its subjects well. Mswati III has been king since 1986. GDP per capita is $9,800, and Swaziland has the highest rate of HIV/AIDS in the world. There are allegations...
Lesotho: Sometimes There Is A Void

Lesotho: Sometimes There Is A Void

The Africa blogging project is down to the southern tip of the continent and Lesotho, a country with about two million people and the second-highest HIV/AIDS rate in the world. The country is surrounded by South Africa, which is how Zakes Mda ended up there –...