Hosted in the FARC mountains: Marquetalia, Colombia

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The Colombian mountain territory of Marquetalia was declared an autonomous republic by the "Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia", or FARC, in 1948. FARC co-founder Jacobo Arenas (pictured right), surviving the government invasion of Marquetalia, wrote a book called "Diario de la resistencia de Marquetalia" ("Marquetalia Diary") in 1972. FARC founder Manuel Marulanda "Tirofijo" is pictured … Continue reading Hosted in the FARC mountains: Marquetalia, Colombia

Aid Drive to Dadaab, the Somali Refugee Camps

World's largest refugee camp 10.08.2011   We flew to Mombasa with private cash donations and stocks of medical equipment, destined for the drought struck refugee area of Dadaab. In a rented Toyota RAV4 we drove via Malindi and Lamu to Garissa in North-Eastern Kenya. The area is 95% Somali inhabited and looks and feels totally … Continue reading Aid Drive to Dadaab, the Somali Refugee Camps

The UN-easy Way: Jeddah (Saudi) to Juba (South Sudan)

A rough overland drive of 4.000km - plus an UN-easy missionary flight - to attend the birth of a new nation: South Sudan 14.01.2011 - 25.01.2011 Our route: Saudi-Arabia View over Riyadh from Prince Al Waleed's Kingdom Tower The perfect GLOBE cigar lounge in the 31st floor of Al Faisaliyah Tower in Riyadh - Heavy … Continue reading The UN-easy Way: Jeddah (Saudi) to Juba (South Sudan)

“Old” Liberia

Trying to rise from the ashes of "Blood Diamond" and "Lord of War" 08.06.2009 - 14.06.2009 My first visit to Liberia (2009). Spent an interesting week in Monrovia. Met ministers and other top-players. Learnt about Charles Taylor, Samuel Doe, Prince Johnson, Georges Weah... Flew with President Sirleaf-Johnson. Plus visited the countryside up to the border … Continue reading “Old” Liberia