Blog (benova)Po krize v Plateau state v maji 2004, v ktorej bolo brutalne zabitych stovky ludi a dalsie desattisice utieklo do okolitych oblasti (z ktorych sa ich mnoho uz vratilo) nasa organizacia poskytuje tzv. Mental health program, alebo psychologicke poradenstvo. Pri tychto nasilnostiach, ktore trvali niekolko dni bola spalena a vyrabovana dedina Yelwa, ktorej trvalymi obyvatelmi boli vo velkej vaccine muslimovia. Thu, 10 Mar 2005 07:32:38 +0100! Na kwana? (benova)("Zdravim, dobre rano" v Hausa) Wed, 09 Mar 2005 19:34:11 +0100 AIDS (benova)In Yelwa primary health clinic, Plateau State, Nigeria: In the afternoon of February 16, I was with our medical team in the clinic. Dr. J talked to us over dinner the day before about a mother and a child that they both have advanced stage AIDS. It was very sad listening to how this woman’s husband died and she is alone trying to manage with the baby, in denial about her disease. Sat, 05 Mar 2005 11:55:08 +0100 forecast for Lagos (benova)Background for this story is that it has not rained since November. Air humidity is in negative numbers and people get serious respiratory infections from all the sand/dust in the air. I water my plants twice a day (even cacti). My colleague Tobias, based in Lagos, asked two drivers about their idea as to when it will start raining (the official version is in March/April). Here is their answer: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 22:17:28 +0100 job applications (benova)We are hiring for a position of the Senior Human Resource Administrator Quotes from Motivation Letters Wed, 02 Mar 2005 22:14:00 +0100 do you say to that? (benova)(Nigerian phone etiquette) Wed, 02 Mar 2005 12:11:12 +0100 to Lagos (benova)This week I spent some time in Lagos. First thing is, though, you have to GET to Lagos. Let me explain: you fly, Chanchangi Airlines. Wed, 02 Mar 2005 00:19:33 +0100 English (benova)My first day at the office a insurance representative came in to discuss something and as he was leaving, he called Jim “Sir” and I guess for a lack of a better word, I was referred to as “Sista”. There are some other peculiar aspects of Nigerian English, for example instead of “Welcome (to Nigeria)” they say “You are welcome” – I am getting used to it but it takes a while to realize that you needn’t say “Thank you” to get a “You are welcome” in response For starters, my American accent is completely useless – where I pronounce “t” as “d” – which is basically all “t”s – water, later, better etc. – they don’t understand. So I have to consciously pronounce “t”s as “t”s and it sounds very unnatural to me “wader” becomes “wata” and so on. Yesterday I caught myself speaking like this to Juan, an American. Embarrassing. Tue, 01 Mar 2005 14:09:56 +0100 (benova)Nigeria is the most populated country of Africa (130 million) but also a country of tremendous disparities: very rich in resources (7th biggest oil producer with 40 billion US$ of oil revenues per year) but also with a vast majority of its population living in extreme poverty (with a HDI rank of 151 it is considered as one of the 20 poorest countries).Tue, 01 Mar 2005 07:44:48 +0100ší ma…. (benova)Dobry den prajem, znami i (este) neznami. Moje meno uz poznate ako vyzeram taktiez a tak mi uz nezostava nic ine len sa odhalit pomocou textov, ktore budu o mojom pobyte v Afrike. Som prave v polovici mojej rocnej misie s istou zdravotnickou humanitarnou organizaciou v Nigerii. Svoje postrehy a pribehy si zaznamenavam od zaciatku a rozposielam ich svojim najblizsim. A kedze mnoho z nich nevie po slovensky (a ti co vedia po slovensky povacsinou vedia po anglicky), pisem v anglictine.Mon, 28 Feb 2005 12:02:18 +0100