Wednesday 31 December 2008

Hope in 2009?

This blog started on the back of a trip to Sierra Leone as part of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) - and earlier this year I went back to West Africa to The Gambia.

It's a part of the world I find myself fascinated by - geography, climate, history - and the people I've met are just stunning, optimistic and charming in the extreme...

So the closing of 2008 and the opening of 2009 brings for me the chance to hope and pray for better living standards - Africa remains one of the great issues facing any developed nation, this year will be no different.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but what about the poor people of Gaza? 420 dead and counting.