Tag Archives: Africa


How else to express my reaction to the African Union’s selection of Zimbabwe for a seat on it’s Peace and Security Council? <blockquote>The Peace and Security Council is concerned with resolving conflicts between member states and with helping sort out … Continue reading

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“If I grab you, I will eat you… raw”

Viceland.com has produced an amazing series titled “The Vice Guide to Liberia” that is an excellent and engaging piece of media on the founding and history of Liberia, together with a gruesome review of the civil war that plagued the … Continue reading

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Pirate Stock Exchange Open for Business

For those still peddling the line that piracy is carried out by poor, starving Africans, victimized by evil European fisherman, this article not only provides evidence to the contrary, but speaks to the advanced nature of it in both a … Continue reading

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The “German Putsch”

Although the news is currently focusing on the shooting of over a hundred protesters in Guinea, another side of the story unheard in English language news regards the background of the country’s current president, Moussa Dadis Camara. Prior to overthrowing … Continue reading

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Understanding the Uganda Uprising

I’m pretty disappointed with the quality of the media reports concerning the riots in Uganda. Articles from America’s most reputable news sources confuse facts, give insufficient background, and muddle the narrative — and that’s the case in numerous accounts in … Continue reading

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Not So Dark

A Fistful of Euros has an interesting collection of first impressions in a visit to Senegal, and takes not on how French it is. I would recommend reading the entire post in its entirety, but one interesting comment is noted … Continue reading

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The writing is on the wall

The “Zimbabwean dollar”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwean_dollar has had a harrowing history. “Hyperinflation”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperinflation_in_Zimbabwe has seen rates in the millions of percentile. In 2007 the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe declared inflation _illegal_. Now most people simply use other currencies. The reasons are plain enough from … Continue reading

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African Connectivity Moves Forward

Eddie beat me to this, but he doesn’t have a cool map =) The BBC reports that 26 African countries, which were previously split into three trading blocs, The Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Common Market for Eastern and … Continue reading

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TED on Humanity

Listen to Chris Abani talk about growing up during the “Biafran war”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigerian_civil_war (16:14). There are some serious highs and serious lows. My fave is the sheep anecdote. “Download the MP3 here”:http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/download/audio/144/talk/294 if you want just the audio. More talks at … Continue reading

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Kaplan on Malthus

The latest Kaplan is out, and our favorite journalist and patron saint is in fine form! With a comment titled “The Return of Thomas Malthus,” the MAN himself talks about the rise in global food prices and a renewed focus … Continue reading

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