Uganda: 8 Photos with the Most Likes on Instagram

I’ve mentioned on this blog before that I am part-Ugandan. I am sure, therefore, that it won’t come as much of a surprise to you then to learn that I spend a lot of time there, though I don’t write about it that often. My Instagram photos, on the other hand, are a whole different story. There, I share lots of pictures from my time in Uganda, be it when I’m hanging out in the city, indulging in touristic travel, or simply attending to family- or friend-related business. Today, I’d like to share some photos, posted since my last Instagram roundup post, that received the most likes on Instagram. With one exception, all these … Continue reading Uganda: 8 Photos with the Most Likes on Instagram

New Roots Miniseries: Star-Studded Roots TV Series Set To Be a Global Television Event

In my before last post, I told you about a new Roots miniseries (a remake of the 1977 Roots TV series) that will premiere on HISTORY® this May/June—depending on where you are watching. In case I didn’t get you sufficiently excited about it, let me tell you a little more about it today. The new star-studded Roots—one of the most anticipated global television events of the year—premieres on television this May/June—May 30 (Memorial Day) for viewers in the United States and June 15 for most other viewers—with parts of the series shot on location in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. This dramatic, historical portrait of … Continue reading New Roots Miniseries: Star-Studded Roots TV Series Set To Be a Global Television Event

Instagram: 36 Most Liked Pictures—Tanzania, Uganda & South Africa

At the beginning of March, I turned a scary-for-me age. I could feel age creeping up on me. I had become one of those people who no longer understood why “young people” did the things they did. One thing I couldn’t understand, for instance, was why they spent so much time on Instagram. I mean: what’s so fun about looking at pictures posted by people you don’t even know? Then, two “young people”, my youngest brother (@RichieWallStreet) and my nephew (@Muhaya_Fulani) convinced me to give Instagram a try. Ha ha ha…the joke was on me: it’s been two months and … Continue reading Instagram: 36 Most Liked Pictures—Tanzania, Uganda & South Africa

Botswana: A Guide to Gaborone, the Capital of Botswana

Two months ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Botswana for the first time. Not the Okavango Delta or Chobe National Park (the big safari destinations in Botswana) but rather the capital of Botswana, Gaborone. I was very busy right before the trip, so I didn’t get to do much more than a perfunctory online search of what there was to do in Gaborone (which yielded very sketchy information), but I tried not to worry about it, sure that I’d figure it out once my trip began. On the appointed day, I hopped onto a Fastjet flight to Johannesburg (I would connect to Gaborone … Continue reading Botswana: A Guide to Gaborone, the Capital of Botswana

HISTORY® (DSTV 186) to Air Black Sails Season 2 & Other New Programs in May

We probably all spend a lot more time watching TV than we’d like to, so how about we just stop pretending? Instead, let’s embrace our TV-watching selves and openly look forward to TV programming that we are likely to enjoy! If you are a history lover like me and often find yourself watching one show after another on HISTORY®, then you are in for a real treat this May as the channel adds new programs such as Black Sails Season 2 to its program lineup. If you are in Africa, you probably watch HISTORY® on DSTV Channel 186, but HISTORY® airs all … Continue reading HISTORY® (DSTV 186) to Air Black Sails Season 2 & Other New Programs in May