The Drum to beat in Africa!

The Chess Drum’s Daaim Shabazz will arrive in Africa on May 12th with a contingent of faculty members from universities around the continental U.S. The group will visit a number of businesses, organizations and sites in South Africa (3 days), Kenya (5 days) and Tanzania (5 days). Shabazz hopes to be blogging from Africa and will make every attempt to visit the chess clubs in the various sites.

Daaim Shabazz can be reached at and on Skype at “dshabazz”.

See the Report here!


  1. Daim,

    You are most welcome here in Nairobi. We are waiting for you!! Sorry, I am unable to get any Tanzanian contacts as they all seem so lazy in forwarding them! Will keep trying.

  2. Photos at Checkmates Chess Club
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Battle in progress!

    Peter Munyasia (left) Martin Oyamo (right)

    Daaim Shabazz, Mehul Gohil, Kim Bhari

    Mehul Gohil, Githinji Hinga, Daaim Shabazz, unknown, Akello, unknown

    Akello Atwoli watching Mehul-Daaim playing.

    Daaim playing Mehul. Nice shot by Kim Bhari!

  3. At a state park in Tanzania… beautiful place! I will try to put up some pictures of the trip. We visited a Maasai village today. Amazing place. If people live off a dollar a day, it is because they have everything the need in the land. I saw tree such as papaya, banana, passion fruit, avocado, lime, pomegrante, edible plants and herbs. Of course there were plenty of cattle being herded. More later!

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