KHARTOUM OR SOMEWHERE SIMILAR OR IN FACT VERY DIFFERENT: First up is to pick your major, billion-dollar infrastructure project built by the Chinese. Ideally it will involve oil processing, pumping, prospecting or some such. Failing that, a dam, road or power station will do the trick – but at the very least make sure it … More How to Write About China in Africa
So Steven Spielberg has pulled out of the Beijing Olympics. “I find that my conscience will not allow me to continue business as usual,” he said in a statement. “At this point, my time and energy must be spent not on Olympic ceremonies but on doing all I can to help bring an end to … More Did We Learn No Lessons From the Teddy Bear?
NAIROBI: There is a trade-off to be made between keeping Darfur in the newspapers and offering an accurate analysis. So while I might not agree that the war crimes committed there constitute genocide, that one word is probably responsible for keeping Sudan on the world’s radar while humanitarian crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia … More Bank Faces Darfur Protest