Archive for December, 2008

Ghana elections

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

My mom has been here for a few weeks and we’ve been touring Togo and Benin.  We went to a national park in Benin and saw baboons, buffalo, hippos, and elephants.  It is said that one goes to East Africa for wildlife and West Africa for the people. I was happy to see that there is a well managed park here in West Africa with animals.  And of course, the people are great and everyone has been very welcoming and kind to my mother.  (“We like mothers here”, people keep telling me.)

We had hoped to spend some time in Ghana, but the presidential elections are on Sunday.  The borders closed the morning we planned to go to Ghana.  So her flight has been rescheduled to leave the day the borders re-open (Monday, we hope).  We are just relaxing in Lome instead of being in Ghana.