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Z.E.S.A. The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority.Better to call it the Zimbabwe Electricity Shortage Authority.  From November – April, D section was busy curing the tobacco, for which they needed electrical power 24/7.  Because of that, they ran the generator whenever there wasn’t ZESA.  I didn’t realize, until now, that that was almost always.  Now, without […]

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Since early March, red-shirt protestors have been in Bangkok causing a certain level of disturbance. This mostly consisted of small annoyances, such as taking over a park I like to visit, or causing traffic because of protests. But, as everyone knows, in mid-May, things escalated to a level I don’t think anyone expected. There was […]

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This past Saturday was the cremation of the King’s sister, Princess Galyano. She actually died this past January (she was fairly old), but they didn’t cremate her until this Saturday because this was determined to be the auspicious day. Odd.Friday all the teachers had to wear black, and there was a long 45-minute ceremony to […]

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Political Update: Just under two weeks ago, the Madhesi People (the minority group that had been protesting in the Terai region for 3 weeks) lifted their bandas (closures) because the government had promised them some of the thing they wanted in the interim constitution (a federation, proportional seats). The Madhesis said that they would then […]

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For three weeks now, I have been reading about the situation in the Terai. Perhaps it has even made international news at this point, so you may have also read about it. Minority groups have been violently protesting there because they feel that the new interim constitution, which was agreed upon by major political parties […]

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