Monthly Archives: August 2006

links for 2006-08-17

U.S. Dedicates $64 Billion To Undermining Gates Foundation Efforts | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source I knew there was a reason USAID stopped funding my work… :-) (tags: Africa humor) ethiopian life, politics, culture and arts: Blogs unblocked … Continue reading

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UIC on the move in Somalia

There’s no shortage of diplomatic and military developments within Somalia, though it’s difficult to sort rumor from fact. IRIN is reporting that the UIC – the Union of Islamic Courts, which controls Mogadishu and most of southern Somalia – has … Continue reading

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links for 2006-08-16

Johan Galtung, Decline and Fall of US Empire Recently heard Galtung give a talk on this topic at UCSB on Alternative Radio – interesting attempt to analyze “contradictions” the US faces that Galtung believes will lead to a radical reduction … Continue reading

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Woo hoo! We’re #13!

The fine folks at the Center for Global Development keep a raptor’s eye on the world of development aid. Each year, they issue a report in conjunction with Foreign Policy magazine, “Ranking the Rich” on their commitment to international development. … Continue reading

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links for 2006-08-15

Light Blue Touchpaper � Protocol design is hard — Flaws in ScatterChat Analysis of protocol weaknesses in Scatterchat (tags: crypto freespeech) TEDGLOBAL Information TED announces the next conference in Arusha, Tanzania (tags: TED Africa) Dragged Back Into Somalia – Los … Continue reading

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Mapping Somalia

My friend Sean Coon was kind enough to point to some of my recent Africa posts, noting that “maps really help” one get a sense of complex political situations. As I read a terrific op-ed by my friend Mike Clough … Continue reading

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It’s official: Africa is trendy

Welcome, trendsetters! Good news for all of us: according to the cover story in the Sunday Style section of the New York Times, Africa is finally fashionable! Actually, Alex Williams is slightly more cautious than that, noting “And much as … Continue reading

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links for 2006-08-12

Columbia Journalism Dean’s Misguided Move | Center for Citizen Media: Blog Lehmann takes money from CJR’s interesting website, causing his editors to leave… evidently a gamble to provide funding for the CJR print magazine (tags: journalism citizenmedia) 2 Editors Resign … Continue reading

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Somalia Update

The Islamist coalition which controls Mogadishu is spreading their territorial control – South Africa’s Independent reports that the coalition seized Beletweyne, a key town north of areas they currently control. Beletweyne may be a stepping stone towards Galkaayo in Puntland, … Continue reading

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links for 2006-08-11

The Darfur void | FP Passport Sobering assessment of the current situation in Darfur (tags: darfur sudan africa uspolitics) Sudan: Darfur Insecurity Much Worse Than Last Year More attention paid to Darfur, but the situation is getting worse. If … Continue reading

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