Hello Menghestab and All:
Have been watching this debate on the sideline from my Bulawayo hide-out
with interest. Menghestab... just spotted your input in a long while...
I guess it require a small 'civil war' on Afrik-IT to get you out of
your hiding place in Addis. How are you keeping?
BTW you wrote:
> Since I have joined this group I have not witnessed such a harsh
> dialogue. What are people like Shem and Clement saying. To me it
> that the USAID guys seem to have a go at Dr Eberhard W Lisse.
Well!! I would prefer to look at this as one of those accassional
AFRIK-IT north-south 'heated debate', where the participants are all
seasoned members of AFRIK-IT and can take care of themselves. I can't
see what Shem or myself can do except to contribute...that is if we have
anything to contribute on the subject. My guess is Shem may probably
have a lot on his plate... now that he is an honourable member of the
In any case I guess AFRIK-IT has come out of age and can accomodate all
shades of opinion...the dust will settle as it always does. "Water will
always find its level" ... in other words.