March 10, 2014

Nigeria Falls into State of War

David Smith & Gillian Parker, The Guardian

The Associated Press
More than 1,300 people have died in the past two months as an insurgent Islamist group, Boko Haram, wages a rebellion rooted in poverty, corruption, religion and geography.
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March 1, 2014
The End of the 'Developing World'
Dayo Olopade, New York Times
It’s tough to pick a satisfying replacement. Talk of first, second and third worlds is passé, and it’s hard to bear the Dickensian awkwardness of “industrialized nations.” Forget, too, the more recent jargon about the... more ››
February 28, 2014
As Africans Surge to Europe, Spain Locks Down
Suzanne Daley, NY Times
Ten years ago Spain spent more than 30 million euros building up the barriers around Melilla and Ceuta, its two enclaves surrounded by Morocco on the northern coast of Africa, which offer the only land borders between the promise... more ››
February 27, 2014
Why Are Americans Funding Uganda Homophobia?
Paul Whitefield, LAT
So, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni doesn’t like gays. In fact, he thinks they’re “disgusting.” Oh, and he doesn’t think much of the West either. And he says Uganda would be just fine without Western aid. So why... more ››
February 25, 2014
Deadly Intolerance in Uganda
The Economist
If Uganda's president, Yoweri Museveni, felt any qualms about signing Africa's most draconian anti-gay legislation on February 24th, he did not show them. The law introduces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment for those... more ››
February 25, 2014
Uganda's Stubborn Autocrat
Murithi Mutiga, New York Times
Uganda is a poor country with a per-capita income of only $598 in 2012, according to the United Nations. A functional government in such circumstances would have sought to speed up the process of commercial production of the... more ››