Tuesday/ at the airport

It’s 6.00 am on Tuesday morning here in Frankfurt and I am back at the airport, checked in for my trip to Cape Town with a stop in Paris.  There is stepped up security in place, or at least for Paris.  My hand luggage was searched thoroughly.  (I’m all those chargers and cables for my gadgets make for an ugly image on the baggage scanner).

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This front page caught my eye, from Monday’s Dutch ‘de Volkskrant’ newspaper. The headline says ‘White Farmer back in Zimbabwe’, and a report inside says many white farmers are returning to Zimbabwe (this is a tobacco farm), to partner with the local landowners. Just about all farmers lost their property in the decades since Mugabe had come into power in 1980, which saw ‘colonial’ landownership becoming a huge political issue.

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