"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


congo watch

"Government forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have pushed rebels back 5km (three miles) at the front line north of the eastern city of Goma.

"The BBC's Mark Doyle says the two sides are now separated by a dormant lava field created by a nearby volcano."

That's not far from here.

(AP photo of children separated from thier parents by the fighting. They are being taken care of by Don Bosco orphanage, which was already packed to the gills. If you'd like to send money their way, send me an email and I'll put you in touch with someone who'll get it there.)


Blogger Michael said...

So apparently "Noosegate" at Baylor wasn't a noose at all. The president of the university and the Association of Black Students both agree that it was not a noose.

That's good news. Baylor PD has no evidence that Obama/Biden signs were burned on election night (which isn't necessarily racist, but definitely stupid). So maybe things aren't as bad as originally thought.

Friday, November 14, 2008 8:48:00 AM


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