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A lot of talk about Africa and AntiChrist

This week, two talks about “moving Africa out of poverty”. The first with the rather beguiling, measured Dambisa Moyo et al and the second, at “Business Fights Poverty” with, amongst others, Simon Maxwell of the ODI, Baroness Chalker, Sunil Sinha and Edward Bickham (Anglo-American). Two very interesting debates – which outlined the absolute breadth and

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Friday afternoon

and the end of a busy week. Outside, the clouds gather – close, summery weather, with a sharp snap of coldness to it. Several meetings this week that get the juices flowing and anomalies creep out as I begin to suss out twitter. Clearly, Germany’s laws against FGM are not as well-founded as ours. A

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Late, late, late

And lame. No excuses – more than a week has passed and this is exactly what I didn’t want to happen. To lose track of the journey. To have the steps on the path day by day disappear. However, part of my frustration I must lay at the door of the Tube strike. No fewer

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The race is not for the swift, it is for those who endure it

Thus spoke Prof Jacqui at Tuesday’s training, it struck a chord with me. Today, I’m still playing catch up. Outside, the rain fleets down, the sky is cotton wool grey and the traffic on the Edgware Road stutters. Another cup of tea is in order. I had hoped to catch up with Mike yesterday, to

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Tuesday 2nd June, King’s, London

I know, I know – I’ve got my days back to front. Today IS Thursday, but this post belongs in a Tuesday. So, better late than never. I was privileged to be an interloper at a day’s training at King’s College, London. Training for midwives. There were about eight motivated participants and we sat through

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I was in Ethiopia last year. Life changing experience in more ways than one. The most important? I had my eyes opened to FGM – female genital mutilation. It’s been a long journey since then. Almost six months of transition and finding the courage to stop working for a daily wage and try and immerse

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