this & that
- More coverage of Obama's speech in Ghana: watch the speech here, listen to a song for Obama from Ghana, read a fascinating summary of reactions at the African Union, and try to figure out how Obama going to Ghana is significant because his father was Kenyan with a way overdone piece in the NYT.
- Brilliant analysis of the problem with adovcate-centered advocacy regarding Darfur. (HT: Chris Blattman)
- Something is afoot in the waters of the Gulf of Guinea.
- Crisis Group has a new strategy report out for Congo. Topic: disarming the FDLR. It includes the absolutely key provisions of getting outside actors to block propaganda and support from FDLR supporters in third countries and developing a plan for third country resettlement of some FDLR members who won't return to Rwanda or stay in Congo.
- I am so tired of Dick Cheney. So, so tired. We all know the man should be prosecuted for gross violations of Constitutional rights and specific legal provisions in our law. We also all know he won't be prosecuted by this or any other administration. Why can't he just go away?
- El Paso is one of the safest cities in America, as are most cities with very high concentrations of undocumented immigrants. I can assure you that's the only thing the city has going for it.
- Somali pirates: still busy.
- Unemployed former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will be teaching political science at Texas Tech.