Life in Benin

I’m in love with the idea that the second coming could be a 17-year-old African woman

Six months ago, rumors began circulating about an orphan who could heal, raise the dead, and perform exorcisms. And what better place for a second coming than a region plagued by sorcery, witches, and the devil himself? Thousands of pilgrims came to weekly masses in a tiny village with no water and no electricity, in… Read More I’m in love with the idea that the second coming could be a 17-year-old African woman

Life in Benin

Doesn’t anyone get tired of being disenfranchised around here?

The current big political flap in Benin is the LEPI (Liste Electorale Permanente InformatisĂ©e or Permanent Computerized Voter Registry). Benin’s electoral system is fraught with fraud. In a country where less than a third of the population has an ID card, fixing it will be a long hard process. Enter the politicians. After months of… Read More Doesn’t anyone get tired of being disenfranchised around here?