Sunday, May 10

Dr. Livingstone, I presume?

Today´s flag (visiting country no 131) is Malawi. I must admit that I did not know anything about Malawi before getting this visitor. However, googling around I found that the Welsh-born reporter for the New York Herald, Henry Morton Stanley, went to Africa in search of missionary and explorer David Livingstone.

I often used the term "find Livingstone" during my period as a manager. Too often employees wanted detailed procedures to reach targets, asking me what to do. Instead of commanding them to do this and that, continuously asking me for directions, I gave them the freedom to make the path when walking as long as they did know that "Livingstone" was the goal.

Dr Livingstone was the first European to see Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya), to which he gave the English name in honour of his monarch,Queen Victoria. Malawi is a landlocked country (like Mongolia in northeast Asia) in southeastern Africa, bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast and Mozambique to the south, southwest and southeast, and was formerly known as Nyasaland.
Malawi is among the world's developing economies and densely populated in the Southern and Central Regions of the country. The economy is heavily based in agriculture, with a largely rural population.
The economy of Malawi has in the past been dependent on substantial economic aid from the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and individual nations.
The Malawian flag is made up of three equal horizontal stripes of black, red and green with a red rising sun superimposed in the center of the black stripe. The black stripe represents the African people, the red represents the blood of martyrs for African freedom, green represents Malawi's ever-green nature and the rising sun represents the dawn of freedom and hope for Africa.

Welcome my digital new friend from Malawi.

6 comments:

Anne said...

Stadig på leting jeg :-)) men finner MANNEN bare stykkevis og delt. Noen har det i hendene, noen i hjernen og noen helt andre steder....

RuneE said...

Bra fossebilde!

Villmarkstausa said...

Hei

Plutselig havnet jeg her hos deg. Innholdsrik blog. Takk for titten;)

Anne said...

Se innom så skal du se hvordan ekte juveler for en rusty girl looks like :-))
Noe må man da ty til når der er lite opaler og safirer :-((

Og som sagt metallet kjentes godt mot huden, fikk fort samme tempratur som denne damen, og det kjenter med et så utrolig rått.

Om du nå så det rustne armeringjernet jeg tok bilde av i forrige uke I fotobloggen min det da Arne :-))) fikk jeg med ett på kaia der lyst til å hive alle klær og legge meg rett oppå. Få en tilfeldig passerende til å knipse et bilde, lyset var så utrolig vakkert. Men det hadde vel sikkert blitt litt for sterkt selv for denne boggverden..., og jeg, jeg hadde vel bblitt satt bak lås å slå eller fått en klekkelig bot sikkert.

Ha en toppers dag, kreativ med dine pensler Klem herfra

Anne said...

Arn, roper høyt!! hvor er nå du i dag??? blir både redd og engstelig jeg...

GundaM said...

Hallo der nede, står til...?

Og javisst, takk for linken og ja jeg hadde nok likt meg med en liten sjappe i Valdemossa ;0) Tenk det, helt uhøytidelig. Siesta i hytt og pine litt vin nå og da ;))) Trådløst nettverk...Drømme, drømme ;) Besøk av deg og Anne, med rusten bikini...Hihi, ha en flott aften ;)

Hils Rusty Girl avd Oslo