along the road   fleeting figures

  

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glimpse: EXPLOSIVE DIVE | Lake Kivu on the border of Rwanda and DR Congo is one explosive body of water. As member of an exclusive club of solely three lakes that undergo so called limnic eruptions, it is thought to explode around every 1000 years. Then, the released methane and CO2 kills all life in close proximity by means of asphyxiation as has happened in the 1980s with its Camaroonian equivalents Lake Monoun and Lake Nyos. For now, the millions of lives along the lake are lived ordinarily and swims are a welcome and hazard-free leisure activity.

 

glimpse: MARKET THEORY’S REALITY | With his famous Five Forces Framework, Harvard academic Michael Porter gave the business world a tool to determine the competitiveness of an industry. How nice, thanks teach! For a business to enter under favorable conditions, the forces should be weak. Let’s look at retailers in Kigali’s Kimironko market for instance: threat of new entrants – strong; threat of substitutes – strong; bargaining power of customers – strong; bargaining power of suppliers – strong; industry rivalry – strong. Well I’m afraid that’s a no-no Mr. Aspiring Shoe Vendor. Unless, of course, this is all you got and life isn’t just a theory.

nightfall hue

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Kigali

 

Gisenyi   twigs and barbed wire

stories

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places / stories

story lived, yet to be written
Countryside / My Bus Window and I
story lived, yet to be written
Gisenyi / Congolese Border Misadventure
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Kibuye / Living with Explosive Likelihoods
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Countryside / My Bus Window and I

story lived

yet to be written

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Gisenyi / Congolese Border Misadventure

story lived

yet to be written

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Kibuye / Living with Explosive Likelihoods

the gamble with odds that aren’t all that disastrous – living near dangerous potentials

 

They are accustomed to the normality of any given day that isn’t the one when calamity strikes.

Kigali / Unbelievable Realities

story lived

yet to be written

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