Mirror Reflections – São Tomé and Príncipe & Russia


Life in São Tomé and Príncipe Introduction of co-operative cocoa production Acting upon a request from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the French organic chocolate corporation Kaoka undertook an audit of the country’s cocoa industry around the turn of the millennium. The audit came back with promising feedback determining that “the rich genetic … More Mirror Reflections – São Tomé and Príncipe & Russia

Mirror Reflections – Seychelle Islands & Russia


Life in Seychelles Answering questions on life in Seychelles I’ve recently been contacted by a couple seriously considering a move to Seychelles, as this to them seems like the paradise they’ve been looking for. In trying to answer questions in all honesty and convey the true essence of life here … or at least the true … More Mirror Reflections – Seychelle Islands & Russia

Mirror Reflections – Botswana & Russia


Life in Botswana Showtime in Botswana’s Okavango Delta begins in austral winter, at the height of southern Africa’s dry season, when runoff from the Angolan highlands turns the drought-weary delta into a 10,000-square-mile (16,093-square-kilometer) water park. “Elephants bathing in the afternoon sun, lions stalking red lechwe, eagles snatching fish out of the water,” says Olivier … More Mirror Reflections – Botswana & Russia

Mirror Reflections – Tunisia & Russia


Life In Tunisia Few countries have been transformed in the past 18 months as much as Tunisia. TEARN (Tunisian Education And Resource Network), under the guidance of president and Global Education Conference keynoter Héla Nafti, has also transformed itself, becoming one of the first post-revolution education NGOs in the country. A pioneer of K-12 online … More Mirror Reflections – Tunisia & Russia

Mirror Reflections – Cote d’ Ivoire & Russia


Life in Cote d’ Ivoire UTZ Certified is one of the largest sustainability programs and labels for sustainable farming of coffee, cocoa and tea. Companies from all over the world that are buying increasing amounts of coffee, cocoa and tea with the UTZ Certified label, enable us to contribute to the fulfilment of the ambitions … More Mirror Reflections – Cote d’ Ivoire & Russia

Mirror Reflection – Tanzania & Russia


Life in Tanzania   Karibu sana! This blog describes the adventures of some Aussies volunteering at the Kigamboni Community Centre in Tanzania. The Centre is run entirely by (mostly local) volunteers who offer all kinds of learning and talent development opportunities to over 300 disadvantaged children. These include academic classes, English, acrobatics, dance, handcrafts, sport, and much more. For more information, check out … More Mirror Reflection – Tanzania & Russia

Mirror Reflection – Uganda & Russia


Ugandan Leopards Animal protection groups in Uganda have become increasingly worried about the growth of illegal poaching of leopards recently. Two leopards were killed by poachers within one month, which is an usual phenomenon, said Uganda Wildlife Education Center. Henry Kayondo, a breeder at Uganda Wildlife Education Center, found the second dead leopard. He said … More Mirror Reflection – Uganda & Russia