Tim Querengesser

Tim posted 277 stories to Yukon News.
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shaking the ethiopian baby tree

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia: For several minutes, the entrance of the chic Lime Tree restaurant becomes a colourful spectacle the Ethiopian bar kittens…

  • May 10th, 2008 3:00am

ras tafaris retirement ranch

SHASHAMANE, Ethiopia Brother Zulu is … slowly … looking for a phone number. The elder painstakingly leafs through pages in his black…

  • May 3rd, 2008 3:00am

Passed over at Passover?

GONDER, Ethiopia What makes someone Jewish? Standing beside what appears to be the largest pile of matza ever baked, a cheery Getu Zemene makes the…

  • Apr 26th, 2008 3:00am

Finding the exits

KIBERA, Kenya While we eat lunch in a packed restaurant — one I suddenly realize has only one door — Salim Mohamed explains why his eyes…

  • Apr 12th, 2008 3:00am

meeting grandma obama and other african fiction

ALEGO-KOGELO, Kenya To discover the source of the Nile, David Livingstone wandered Africa for more than a decade.

  • Apr 5th, 2008 3:00am

my curtain call in kenya approaches

LAKE NAIVASHA As David and I walked through the moonlit meadow, pieces of Kenya that I will miss and bits I hope to forget revealed themselves to me…

  • Mar 29th, 2008 3:00am

a battered country unites behind its most famous son

NAIROBI Barack Obama could never win a presidential election in Kenya. It’s not that he isn’t popular here.

  • Mar 15th, 2008 3:00am

dare we utter the word

It was a chance encounter with a nearly forgotten friend. The two had bumped into one another in their home village of Molo, a blip of civilization…

  • Mar 1st, 2008 4:00am

an ignored call to reveille

NAIROBI As blank-eyed men hacked away lives with machetes and women packed families on trucks to flee with their lives, 45,000 Kenyan soldiers sat…

  • Feb 23rd, 2008 4:00am

a very old womans power to unite

ZANZIBAR Bi Kidude bint Baraka squeezes my hand so hard I worry my fingers might break. She has just left the stage after at the internationally…

  • Feb 16th, 2008 4:00am

how cocktails can shape news from africa

NAIROBI They picked up the bodies from the streets of N’Djamena on Wednesday, when the fighting stopped.

  • Feb 9th, 2008 4:00am

The (new) tribe has spoken

NAIROBI Kenya is falling apart in a very organized way. Yet another week of violence here has nonetheless seen the emergence of a whole new chapter…

  • Feb 2nd, 2008 4:00am

kenyas next political class looks a lot like the current one

Plied properly with a litre of cold beer, Murage will tell you politics in Kenya, “Is all about the yacht.

  • Jan 26th, 2008 4:00am

friends or foes

On a lazy side street near the torched main drag here the people look as burnt as the buildings. As I approach two of them wasting time near a wall,…

  • Jan 19th, 2008 4:00am

the cache was at pelly crossing

The above photo was taken in the Pelly Crossing Village about 35 years ago. This was New Year’s in Pelly Crossing.

  • Jan 15th, 2008 4:00am

a new normal for kenya

NAIROBI How quickly it all came back. The flocks of thin men swimming in too-big suits and over-polished dress shoes are back.

  • Jan 12th, 2008 4:00am

What next for Kenya and the Horn of Africa?

As the lone kerosene lamp sputtered, election officials, observers and journalists in the dark classroom realized the situation could get a lot worse…

  • Jan 5th, 2008 4:00am

a death in kibera during the election

On November 25, Laban Githaiga woke up and kissed his widowed mother goodbye, a woman who had paid for his education through bursaries and begging.

  • Dec 15th, 2007 4:00am

a shoeless girl and a new yorker run against aids

KISUMU, Kenya Richard Brodsky isn’t so much running toward me as maintaining forward movement. His back is rigid and his arms point straight…

  • Dec 8th, 2007 4:00am

welcome outsider

I have a walk-on role in a sitcom every morning just outside my apartment as I stroll past an upscale hotel with a taxi stand.

  • Dec 1st, 2007 4:00am