this & that
- Government crackdowns on opposition voices in the DRC continue. This week, a human rights activist/former presidential candidate was arrested.
- Speaking of the DRC, Heal Africa, one of the most effective organizations helping rape victims there, will be featured on Oprah today.
- Shashank Bengali reflects on the wonder that is the Amin-started, Qadaffi-ended mosque in Kampala.
- Oh, boy, Scott Gration.
- There's a Quakernomics blog! (HT: Duncan Green)
- Piracy in Somalia moves south. And...our data set gets even more complicated than it already was.
- Today is the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China's birth. And it's going to be perfect. Perfect. No exceptions.
- This is the best commentary I've seen on the ridiculous Roman Polanski brouhaha. Although this ain't bad either.