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

8.03.2009

and we're back

..kindof. Honestly,I'm so tired from the whole "saying-good-bye-to-dear-friends, driving-across-the-country, unpacking, finding-things-wrong-with-the-house" thing, that I can barely think straight, much less say everything that needs to be said about the various shenanigans in African politics and stupid stunts by advocacy organizations that occurred in the last fortnight. Luckily, Wronging Rights has a post that pretty much sums it up.

After you've enjoyed that, any thoughts on future posts? I'm planning posts on the following:
  • Rwanda's efforts to join the Commonwealth
  • Enough's action plan for the Congo war
  • The Deadly Ethnic Riots currently happening in Nigeria
  • Thoughts on a decade of fighting terrorism in east Africa
Anything else you'd like to see here in the near future?

4 Comments:

Blogger Ben said...

Please do Nigeria. But the 700 dead according to French news are to do with the Boko Haram. Is it correct to call it "ethnic"?

Monday, August 03, 2009 3:53:00 AM

 
Blogger texasinafrica said...

Well, that's a whole other debate. I'd call it religious more than ethnic, come to think. Will do. Just as soon as I get net access for more than 30 minutes a day.

Monday, August 03, 2009 12:50:00 PM

 
Blogger Majority said...

That is Nigeria's current issue but it would be very interesting to put some more light on MEND. It is usually described as a liberation movement: I disagree but I actually cannot give a good alternative description.
Meanwhile, BBC hosts a serious debate on Nigeria as a failed state

Tuesday, August 04, 2009 6:21:00 PM

 
Blogger texasinafrica said...

Thanks, Majority.

I think I would classify MEND in the terrorist/freedom fighter category. They're clearly in it for political ends, and of course, whether you're fighting for liberation or terrorizing innocents depends partly on your point of view. I'll work on something on this.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009 7:38:00 PM

 

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