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 Informatisée 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?