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Gambian Exodus from Libya   Leave a comment

Last night I witnessed 244 Gambian youths (ages 14-28) returning from Libya back to Ferefenni, The Gambia en route from Dakar via bus. The Red Cross/The Gambia were directly supporting the recently returned locals. After returning to Ferefenni, all 244 were stationed in the town’s radio station compound, of which was heavily guarded by armed […]

Posted November 22, 2012 by Travis Warrington in Development

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Transportation and West Africa   1 comment

Since my days in Peace Corps I have been a big supporter to constructing and reconstructing roads as a mean for development in Africa (or anywhere, really). Roads mean access to hospitals, markets (to buy and sell goods), schools, etc. If the roads are horrid, like many in Africa, access to these important resources are […]

My Research in Casamance   4 comments

As most of you know I served in Peace Corps/The Gambia between 2008-2010. The Gambia is surrounded by Senegal (I call Senegal the ‘pac man’) with ocean at the west. I lived just south of The Gambian River far upcountry in the country’s bush-area, and was never too far from The Senegalese border at any […]

The ‘Angry’ Development Worker/ Conflict Management Professional   1 comment

I am taking time out from eating my lunch (peanut sauce with bits of chicken over rice) and from studying (how to negate commands in Pula Fuuta) to type this post. I hope it makes sense to those who know me, and for those who can relate to the context. E misaal (for example in […]

Posted June 19, 2012 by Travis Warrington in Development

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Senegal’s Pre-Election Positives?   Leave a comment

Post was edited on 2/7. With the recent constitutional ruling that Wade can run for a third term, there has been turmoil, riots, injuries, and even deaths in Senegal. As West Africa’s most stable and democratic nation, it seems odd that we are hearing all of this negative attention from Senegal now. With the pending […]

Posted February 6, 2012 by Travis Warrington in Development

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A Working Guide to the Expat Persona   5 comments

At the graduate school I attend, my classmates/colleagues and I are being training to be conflict management and/or development practitioners, or in other words program managers within conflict management and development. My American colleagues and I have a seemingly difficult time conveying what we are going to school for and what we hope to do […]

ONE….What Does It Do?   2 comments

I will start this off by confirming that, yes, I am quite judgmental about any and all efforts of my fields – conflict management and development, including aid. I was chatting with a friend the other week about ONE; I’ll further admit that I know very little about ONE, but I know I should not […]

Independence in Africa   Leave a comment

Information taken from This Is Africa Beginning on June 20th and continuing throughout the summer, 19 African nations will celebrate their independence (see below). Crazy how many of these suppressed nations came independent more-or-less at the same time. Also, funny how no presidential elections will coincide with their country’s date of independence. Mali – Monday, […]

Posted June 17, 2011 by Travis Warrington in Development

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Quote of the Day, re: IMF   Leave a comment

After pulling out all of my hair from final’s week and a week’s worth of rest, I am happy to say I am back to the blogging world. With the new trend and news circa the IMF, I will add to it with a quote from a recent post by Flavia Dzodan of The Guardian, […]

Posted May 26, 2011 by Travis Warrington in Development

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Combating Malaria May Not Need Funding   2 comments

Today is Malaria Day, or something like that. One more ‘holiday’ or reminder that thousands die annually by no fault of their own by petty reasons. It is depressing. It is days like today that big agencies and countries devote millions of dollars  ‘fight the cause’ (Canada just gave $1.1 billion to protect women and […]

Posted April 25, 2011 by Travis Warrington in Development

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