The first rule of news is that any headline ending in a question mark invites the certain response “No.” Otherwise headline would have been “Joseph Kony is hiding in Darfur”. And when the blog post continues: Warlord Joseph Kony and his militarized terror group the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) are likely getting shelter from the … More Is Joseph Kony hiding in Darfur?
Kony 2012 is not an aberration. It is the inevitable next step in a trend among charities and advocacy groups trying to connect distant disasters with donors, voters and policymakers in the west. That is laudable. But a consequence is that it has confused causes and effects, spawning a new breed of campaigner that measures … More My friend went to Africa and all I got was this idea for a lousy T-shirt
And lo, a prophet appeared in a faraway land. “Follow me,” she declared, “but only those that have two testicles – no more, no less. “And I will protect you with my magic potions and butter and together we will deliver the Promised Land to our people. You must kill snakes.” Alice Lakwena’s Holy Spirit … More My African Advent Calendar: Day 22, A PROPHET
One of the first things that puzzled me about Darfur was why the West cared about what was happening in Sudan’s western region, when it gave such little attention to conflicts in Somalia, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and others that I’ve forgotten about. Now it seems that Darfur is going the way of … More No Longer Our Favourite African War