Monthly Archives: June 2004

Wrong, but funny…

Drew Sheneman, in the Newark Star Ledger. Funny, but not entirely true. Andrew Natsios and USAID have done a good job of keeping an eye on Sudan – USAID has just released a set of satellite photos that provide an … Continue reading

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LA Times on Darfur – Already too late.

The LA Times has an excellent (and disturbing) story on Darfur. The conclusion: it’s already too late. (Registration requried, but free, and worth it to read this excellent piece.) No matter what the international community does at this point, hundreds … Continue reading

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Jambo! Welcome to Microsoft.

Microsoft recently announced plans to offer a Kiswahili version of their Office product in the next six months, perhaps followed by Windows XP. Microsoft is evidently looking for other ways to make their products more attractive to a Great Lakes … Continue reading

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He’s baaaack… one of the world’s scarier mercenaries, working for the US govnerment in Iraq

Problems with how mercenaries are handling your war in Iraq? Why not hire Lt. Colonel Tim Spicer, one of the world’s best known mercenaries to handle security for you. He’s certainly no stranger to controvery and bad press. Spicer’s previous … Continue reading

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Ghana’s forthcoming Internet Exchange Point

I’ve been hanging out at Geekhalla, ancestral home of Geekcorps, and home to the volunteers working on Geekcorps’ Ghana program. It’s been a great chance to catch up with Jess Mitchell, one of the longest-serving, most successful (and coolest) of … Continue reading

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Guido Sohne at WOS3

I had the great pleasure of meeting Guido Sohne, one of the leaders of Ghana’s vibrant software developement scene, at Wizards of OS this past week. We’ve got at least a dozen friends in common, but somehow have managed never … Continue reading

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Rape as a weapon of war in Darfur

Ingrid Jones is blogging some critical stories from Sudan, including some I haven’t done a good enough job of calling attention to. Her post today calls attention to the role of rape as a weapon in the conflict in Darfur, … Continue reading

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The news from Central Africa

Various news, almost all of it bad, from Central Africa: Hilary Andersson of the BBC has an update on the slow-motion genocide in Sudan. Andersson writes about 400 children in a refugee camp so severly malnourished that they are no … Continue reading

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Those big, spooky telcos

I had a spooky experience with AT&T wireless yesterday. I’m in Berlin, with my cute new tri-band phone, designed to allow me to roam all over the world. While the phone roamed just great, I discovered that I was only … Continue reading

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Open Access Publishing at Wizards of OS

The irrepressible Tomas Krag is blogging here at Wizards of OS – notes on the panel I just spoke on are here. The Berliner Congress Center, while beautiful, is a disconcerting place to speak. The main hall holds about 800… … Continue reading

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