When I describe Ouagadougou to people I call it a brown city. There is dirt and dust everywhere. It is mostly due to the fact that this is harmattan and Ouaga gets you farther north, close to the Sahara. However, it is also because most of the buildings are made from mud bricks instead of […]
This is Emily Peters, a short-term missionary in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. She is one of the writers on the IMB West Africa media team that I was working with this past week. The last night I was in Abidjan the team treated me to a delicious dinner at a Moroccan restaurant in town. The place […]
After a long week of work in Abidjan with the West Africa media team we managed to wrap up the www.gowestafrica.org website and launch it before I left today. I’m really excited to see the new site online because it was long overdue for a new look. The old design was put in place by […]
I’ve been coming in to the media office every day at 8am and not leaving until around 1am. Tonight takes the cake – 8am to 3am. We’re planning to launch the new web site in the morning before I catch my flight back to Burkina Faso at 1pm. Hopefully I’ll get enough zzzs to function […]
Abidjan doesn’t exactly spiff up for the holiday like cities in the US. In fact, Abidjan hasn’t really spiffed anything up since the civil war began 7 years ago. However, there are a couple shopping malls in the city touting very expensive import items to the city’s elite that have added some flare for the […]
I attended Koulouba Baptist Church in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso last Sunday. This cute little kid was hanging out in the middle of the aisle. It was a chilly 83 degrees that morning.