Tuesday, December 16, 2003

END OF CHADIAN REBELLION? -- SHOOTING RAMPAGES IN ABIDJAN -- MOROCCO'S NEW CASH CROP
-[Chadian leader Idriss] Deby Signs New Peace Deal With Northern Rebels, IRIN via AllAfrica. Possible end to the 5 year old rebellion in Chad?

-Nineteen shot dead in Ivory Coast, CNN. More instability in Ivory Coast. I am truly afraid that this country might become another Rwanda. There are too many similiarities.

-RWANDA: Genocide survivor group denounces killings, harassment, IRIN. Difficulties with the Gacaca genocide trials.

-Mbeki on reconciliation: 'Much remains to be done', Daily Mail and Guardian (South Africa). Perhaps he should adopt his much praised Mugabe vision for national unity.

-Morocco losing forests to cannabis, The Guardian (UK). The illicit cash crop is estimated to be worth nearly US$12,000,000,000 to trafficking networks.

-Mugabe lashes out at West, heaps praise on China, Daily Mail and Guardian. Seems appropriate.

-Driving to Bamako: a snapshot of Mali, BBC Radio 4. A series of reports from Mali.

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