Wednesday, December 16, 2015

04 Khartoum 0483: Meeting with Dismissed Vice Chancellor*

* From my Journal for May 11Just had dinner with the nice man fired last month as Vice Chancellor of Khartoum University. Was at his house. Simple food and no AC. I am amazed that people can live without AC here. Was still 111o when I left.

Last night it was a group of businessmen at my house. When you are rich here, you have LOTS of money. Went well and they appreciated gesture of US reaching out to business community.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

From My Journal for May 9, 2004: Visit to Malakal

Went to Malakal yesterday to look into GOS-militia violence against civilians there. One day, there and back with CPMT. Also checked out where [my son] will be for a week of his internship.

Tonight, went to the EU national day reception. It was 107o at 9:00pm. I had on my guayabera and was sweating profusely. My EU colleagues were all in their suits and long sleeves. The Brit looked like we was standing under an invisible shower. I stayed 107 minutes and gave up. I had done enough business and drank two beers.