Friday, June 30, 2006

Cleaning up the Sahel

The Globalist takes a look at capitalism and soap in Burkina Faso.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Museveni to re-invade DRC?

Yebo Gogo blog comments on report that Ugandan strongman Yoweri Museveni wants to re-invade the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Rwandan newspaper The New Times claims that the Ugandan leader met with a high ranking American official seeking US backing for the invasion. Museveni's press secretary insisted that he was merely 'lobbying' the US as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Given the Bush administration's position on pre-emption (aggression), it's reasonable to assume they would support Museveni's desires.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

African women blogs

Sokari of the excellent Black Looks blog announces that the African Women Blogs site has moved. It can now be found here.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Rwanda and Liberia documentaries

I know this is very last minute but today, the Discovery Times channel in the US will be airing documentaries on the Liberian civil war and the return of genocidaires to Rwanda.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Soweto: 30 years later

Today is the 30th anniversary of the Soweto massacre. In 1976, the racist apartheid government imposed Afrikaans as the sole language of education. Thousands of black South African students took to the streets to protest. Over 300 peaceful student protesters were slaughtered in Soweto (a township of Johannensburg) by the regime's forces of disorder and over 100 more in other parts of the country. US National Public Radio ran an excellent radio documentary on the anniversary.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


I have taken a brief hiatus from this blog for medical reasons. I will resume regular publishing within the next two weeks. Thanks.