Monthly Archives: April 2004

A quick fix for our Ghanaphile readers…

Two quick Ghana stories (because, after all, my heart is in Accra…) The New York Times has a wonderful story today titled “Studying Albany, and Giggling Politely”. A small group of Ghanaian parlimentarians was invited to Albany by USAID and … Continue reading

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Sudanese, Chadian armies clash

The BBC is reporting a clash between the armies of Sudan and Chad in the Darfur region of Sudan. According to BBC, Janjawid militias crossed into Darfur to attack refugees from Darfur who had fled to camps in Chad. The … Continue reading

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USAID administrator speaks about ethnic cleansing in Darfur

Andrew Natsios, Administrator of the US Agency for International Development, the US’s highest ranking aid official, gave an amazingly frank press conference yesterday regarding the situation in Darfur, Sudan – the transcript is available here. Natsios’s reason for the press … Continue reading

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Passion of the Present

Jim Moore has been blogging extensively about Sudan in recent posts. He’s been encouraging fellow bloggers to link to Passion of the Present, a site that draws parallels between the suffering depicted in “The Passion of the Christ” and the … Continue reading

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Nuke the mosquitoes!

Wired News has an encouraging story which introduces a possible solution to malaria in sub-Saharan Africa – nuke the mosquitos. It’s not quite as wacky as it sounds. The IAEA – yep, the guys responsible for monitoring nuclear programs in … Continue reading

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UN Mission to Sudan

BBC reports that the UN will be allowed to send an investigative mission into Darfur “within days”. The mission has been postponed twice, as the Khartoum government has cited concerns over security. BBC now lists the death count on the … Continue reading

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Darfur update

The Addis Tribune is reporting that the African Union is sending monitors to Darfur to monitor the ceasefire. Military officers from Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Namibia are slated to be deployed “as soon as possible”; the US has offered “unspecified … Continue reading

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Signe on Darfur

Signe Wilkinson of the Philadelphia Daily News offers her perspective on the situation in Darfur, Sudan:

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Mapping International News in the Blogosphere

Unfortunately h2odev.law.harvard.edu, the machine that runs my media research scripts, was down for over a week – as a result, I’m very far behind on my research comparing international news in the blogosphere to news in the mainstream American media. … Continue reading

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The Onion, on Zambia

Wired reports that a growing number of people are mistaking stories in The Onion for “real news” and reacting with predictable outrage, protest, etc. Of course, it’s hard to know The Onion’s not reporting the “news” when they’re so often … Continue reading

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