Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

Passage of Tears — A Novel from Djibouti

Filed under: Books — by Will Kirkland 01/9/2012 @ 4:55:24 PM
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A returning ex-pat, an espionage mission, a mysterious Islamist counter-intelligence figure locked away in Djibouti’s Devil’s Islands, a palimpsest of letters written to Walter Benjamin appearing through the notes a … [Keep reading >>]

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation

Filed under: Climate Change | Environment — by Will Kirkland 12/10/2011 @ 2:26:49 PM
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We get word from a dear friend of a break-through agreement which he has been working on,  between central African countries and partner countries in climate change work.  Referred to … [Keep reading >>]

Community Action in Senegal to Abandon Female Genital Cutting

Filed under: Africa | Women — by Will Kirkland 11/1/2011 @ 2:54:27 PM
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This article in the IHT by Celia Dugger appeared some weeks ago, and I’ve kept it nearby as an important marker of the end of a horrific practice, a major … [Keep reading >>]

200,000 Kenyan Teachers Strike Over School Cuts Diverted to the Military

Filed under: Africa | Education — by Will Kirkland 09/7/2011 @ 8:39:29 AM
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More than 200,000 Kenyan teachers went on strike Tuesday to protest the diversion of government funds meant to hire more teachers and ease classroom overcrowding, a union official said.

The money … [Keep reading >>]

Vietnamese Storm Evacuation and African Deaths by Drought

Filed under: Climate Change | Environment — by Will Kirkland 07/30/2011 @ 12:00:49 PM
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Following the posts of the other day regarding Texas droughts, Iranian heat records and South Korean flooding we have today extreme weather in the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand as tropical … [Keep reading >>]

Senator Imhofe, Fundamentalist Christians ♥ Ivory Coast Despot

Filed under: Africa — by Will Kirkland 04/12/2011 @ 5:17:22 PM
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From Justin Elliot’s reporting at

The west African nation of Ivory Coast has been in turmoil ever since incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo refused to step down after losing an internationally … [Keep reading >>]

Giving peace a better chance in Sudan

Filed under: Africa — by Will Kirkland 12/29/2010 @ 10:55:05 PM
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“A new human rights initiative may be the stuff of which peace is made.

“The Satellite Sentinel Project is an unprecedented effort led by Not on Our Watch (an advocacy group … [Keep reading >>]

World Bicycle Relief

Filed under: Africa | Common Good | Compassion Watch | Education | Heroes — by Will Kirkland 09/16/2010 @ 11:44:49 AM
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Another great column by Nicholas Kristoff, this time about bicycles in Africa, the mobility and hope they bring to young people, and a way you can be part of it.
Early … [Keep reading >>]

Dead Computer Graveyards

Filed under: Science & Technology — by Will Kirkland 08/15/2010 @ 8:59:06 PM
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[caption id="attachment_27108" align="aligncenter" width="493" caption="A Global Graveyard for Dead Computers in Ghana"][/caption]
Sunday NY Times Magazine. Article in the print edition. Colonialism of Trash. … [Keep reading >>]

Food Dumping in Kenya

Filed under: Africa | Food — by Will Kirkland 04/20/2010 @ 12:11:54 PM
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Of  all the unforseen consequences of a smallish volcano in Iceland, throwing out tons of food in Kenya has to be one of the last to be thought of.  It … [Keep reading >>]

Food Riots Continue

Filed under: Environment | Food — by Will Kirkland 05/7/2008 @ 8:30:49 AM
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For at least the second day, citizens of Somalia in Mogadishu rioted over the price of food.

Thousands of angry Somalis rioted Monday over rising food prices and the collapse of … [Keep reading >>]

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Perhaps an honest world will never exist. But what's to keep us from dreaming? If each one of us tries to change, maybe we'll succeed.

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