Monday, December 15, 2003

LIBERIAN DISARMEMENT -- BREAD AND CIRCUS IN ZIM
-Liberia disarmament 'too popular', BBC. A good sign, I think.

-Be happy, Mugabe tells the starving, Daily Mail and Guardian. Zimbabwe's dictator employs the bread and circus routine to distract the destitute.

-West Africa's ivory trade thrives, BBC.

-CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: New premier forms government, Goumba appointed VP, IRIN.

-Nigerian fans celebrate, BBC. Enyimba becomes the first Nigerian club side to become African champions. Though the match was marred by crowd violence and a players' brawl in Ismalia, Egypt. It's the second year in a row the continent's premier competition ended with such violence.

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