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But where is it?

We absolutely don’t know where our container is – well, actually, we don’t know how its journey is going. Considering the planning of its overseas travel, it should have arrived in Dakar, the destination port in Senegal, on 30th April. But since then, the only thing we can do is hope that, as was planned, it is on its way to Timbuktu in a truck.

Mr.Daniel Robert, who is as eager as we are to know where our shipment is, answered Clément’s email yesterday:

From: robert daniel <>

Date: 10 mai 2010 20:49:03 GMT+02:00

To: ESL – Clément Duay <>

Subject: Re : Container

Dear Mr Clément,


Harandé Touré is following the progression of our container and the city is preparing a huge party for its arrival, but it has not arrived there yet. I’m leaving tomorrow at 2p.m., and landing at 8.10p.m. in Bamako, and then I leave on the 13th in the morning and land at 9.10a.m. in Timbuktu. I hope that the ash cloud coming from Iceland won’t cause any problems between Geneva and Paris; afterwards, everything will be fine…From the moment I arrive in the northern part of Mali, I will inform you as soon  and as often as I can with texts and pictures. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Best regards,




For the moment, Mr. Robert is on his way to Timbuktu. We are sure that he will give us some more explicit news of our shipment soon.

If you have questions to ask Mr Robert, just add a comment on our Mali blog.

See you soon!


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