- Does anyone know where I can find information about atangas(sp)? They
are those purple oblong fruit that was boiled and dipped in salt and
great with a ReGab. Look in the photos of the discussion group for a
picture of them. Thanks for any help you can give me. Cheers, Michael
- CARE accomplishes much. A $200 donation can supply seeds for
nutritious crops in sub-Sahara Africa to feed 16,000 people in need.
$2,230 can provide access to irrigation systems for ten families.
CARE has a number of excellent "Food for Africa Projects" in Angola,
Ghana, Madagascar, Mali, Sierra Leone, Sundan, Uganda and Zambia.
CARE can be reached at 1-800-422-7385 or HTTP://www.care.org
List of best relief and development organizations according to Worth
- Jenny is my primary Gabon contact. I met Jenny in South Africa about
five years ago when we worked together to promote camera safaris to
the South African game parks. Since then, Jenny and her husband Mauro
have opened a travel agency in Libreville. There is especially one e-
mail from Jenny that is worth sharing:
- Not cheap to travel to Gabon from the US. Gabon charges $60 for a
visa and the airfare is about $900 from Paris. Fortunately, Gabon and
other CFA members devalued the currency a few years ago so hotel
prices are reasonable. Paying about $60/night at the Intercontinetal
Okume Palace. 38 years since I was last in Gabon. Should be one
helluva two-week ride...
- It all started here:
- On Memorial Day, as we honor all those who have died in service to
our country, two names especially come to mind within the Gabon
context- John Morascini and Karen Philips.
John served in Gabon I and was one of the hardest working (and
stubborn) people I've ever met. I recall one day when John, I and
some Gabonese were unloading the refrigerators from the port to
Ovendo, John got upset that we were just "dallying around" and within
a short time, in a frenzy, tore all the crates open and got all the
Probably the most infamous early time of Gabon I was the Marshal
Erdman/John Morascini incident. Marshal Erdman was a rich architect
who designed our schools and acted like a little tyrant. He would go
beserk when anyone disobeyed him. One day he slapped John for
disobeying an order and John turned around and smasked his hand into
the wall, breaking it. Mutiny ensued and we all demanded to the
American Ambassador that either Erdman leaves or we would all go
home. Erdman was never seen again in Gabon.
John was a great guy who we in Ganon 1 all miss. He died in Viet Nam
when he stepped on a land mine.
Karen Philips served in the Peace Corps in Oyem in the late 90's. I
don't know much about Karen other than she was from the Philadelhia
area. Karen, while serving her country in Gabon, was murdered in a
still unsolved crime.
To both John and Karen, we and the entire US owe a great debt of