Thursday, January 6

Rain, Rain Go Away

The rainy season in Zambia is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, rains nourish crops, fill wells, and generally bring a renewed sense of life to Zambia. On the other hand, rains are potentially devastating: roads wash away, people drown, and maize -- Zambia's staple food -- can literally rot in the fields.

The Times of Zabia recently reported that rains in Kitwe demolished 55 houses over the weekend.