A Fool and His Money

George Clooney’s Satellite Sentinel Project is beaming back information from the border between north and south Sudan. The first details provide a vivid insight into what is happening there that could have been obtained by, er, just asking someone who knows about Sudan SAF deployments near Muglad, Kadugli, Kharassana and other areas appear to be … More A Fool and His Money

How a Fire Extinguisher Might Have Doused the Tunisian Protests

The guards and clerks gathered on the steps of the governor’s headquarters in Sidi Bouzid, laughing and shouting at the fruit peddler outside. As Mohamed Bouazizi climbed atop his fruit cart clutching a plastic bottle of paint thinner they urged him on, according to his brother Salem. “They never opened the gates to him, they … More How a Fire Extinguisher Might Have Doused the Tunisian Protests

Tunisian Food (Part 1, depending largely on how long I am here for)

When it arrived in the empty Tunisian hotel restaurant, looking like an oversized samosa, I was put in mind of nothing more exciting than a Findus Crispy Pancake. Not a great start. But closer inspection revealed that the shell was so thin that it had gone transparent, revealing irony greens around a white, egg centre. … More Tunisian Food (Part 1, depending largely on how long I am here for)

Turabi’s Web

So Hassan al-Turabi is once more back in prison, something of a home from home for him since he fell out of bed with President Omar al Bashir. Still, it gives him a chance to catch up on his reading. What got him into trouble was an interview with AFP in which he suggested that … More Turabi’s Web