Africa

The Naked Woman On Nelson Mandela Square

On Monday, a woman walked towards the giant Mandela statue at Nelson Mandela square in Sandton, Johannesburg and stripped naked until security guard came to remove her as demonstrated in the cellphone images that were captured and distributed on social media by bystanders. It is not clear who this woman is or why she did … Continue reading The Naked Woman On Nelson Mandela Square

Obama Leaves Monsanto In Charge Of Ending Hunger In Africa/Bono Joins In

Obama Leaves Monsanto In Charge Of Ending Hunger in Africa "At the Group of 8 (G8) meetings this past weekend, President Obama and the leaders of the rest of the world's richest nations abandoned their governments' previous commitments to donate $7.3 billion a year to end hunger in Africa, after disbursing only 58 percent of … Continue reading Obama Leaves Monsanto In Charge Of Ending Hunger In Africa/Bono Joins In

Remarks By The President At Symposium On Global Agriculture And Food Security

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. (Applause.) Thank you, everybody. Please have a seat. Thank you. Well, good morning, everybody. Thank you, Catherine Bertini, and Dan Glickman and everyone at the Chicago Council. We were originally going to convene, along with the G8, in Chicago. But since we’re not doing this in my hometown, I … Continue reading Remarks By The President At Symposium On Global Agriculture And Food Security

Uganda: Police State Antics, Three Is A Crowd

Update: In August 2013, Uganda passed The Public Order Management bill, despite fierce criticism from religious leaders, opposition MPs, the public and rights groups. One of the most problematic provisions of the bill is that police approval is required if three or more people want to gather publicly to discuss political issues. In addition, police … Continue reading Uganda: Police State Antics, Three Is A Crowd

Uganda Public Order Bill Is 'Blow To Political Debate'

Critics say the bill is another repressive measure by a government which shut two newspapers and two radio stations in May Ugandan MPs have passed a controversial bill limiting public protests - branded a "serious blow to open political debate" by Amnesty International. The Public Order Management bill was passed despite fierce criticism from religious … Continue reading Uganda Public Order Bill Is 'Blow To Political Debate'

U.S. Weapons Now In Somali Terrorist' Hands

Photo by David Axe Bad news in the five-year-old U.S. proxy war against al-Qaida–allied Somali insurgents. Half of the U.S.-supplied weaponry that enables cash-strapped Ugandan and Burundian troops to fight Somalia’s al-Shabab terror group is winding up in al-Shabab’s hands. The kicker: It’s the cash-strapped Ugandans who are selling the weapons to the insurgents. This … Continue reading U.S. Weapons Now In Somali Terrorist' Hands

Life Is Rythm: In Uganda, Rwanda, Or The U.S.

There Is No Movement Without Rhythm Life has a rhythm, it's constantly moving. Modernity has removed us from nature. Most of us move ideas, not our bodies, across networks, not across fields, under artificial lighting, not sunlight, and produce intangible products in isolation rather than unison. We travel from one box to another box by … Continue reading Life Is Rythm: In Uganda, Rwanda, Or The U.S.

The West's Contribution To Mali's Tragedy

The 2011 NATO military intervention in Libya led to fears, even among dictator Moammar Gadhafi's harshest African critics, that the resulting chaos would result in Libya's vast storehouse of arms fueling local and regional conflicts elsewhere in Africa and destabilize the region. This is exactly what appears to have transpired in Mali, which, until recently, … Continue reading The West's Contribution To Mali's Tragedy