After a quick flight on a prop plane (yep, a prop plane for an international flight) I arrived in Gabarone, Botswana's capital and largest city yesterday afternoon. While here I am staying with my friend and colleague Mark, a Zimbabwean whom I met (during the last World Cup, actually) in South Africa and who teaches at the University of Botswana, where I am writing this. He and I are trying to put together a collaborative research project, so U of B will be my base for a week. You can catch a much longer update (several, actually) at the FPA Africa Blog.
I simply cannot be too disappointed about last night's US loss to Ghana. I can now cheer for Ghana going forward, and it will mean a lot more to the Ghanaians (and many other Africans) than to the Americans, who can Rip Van Winkle their way until the qualifiers for the next World Cup.