Haven’t done one of these in awhile, but I’ll try to keep it short. Please send me other articles if you find them for the next edition.
- Two are killed by police officers in a protest for a new constitution (more on this later)
- Half of Tanzania’s population is on the phone
- Tanzania targets Chinese traders
Sudan (deserves its own section this week):
- This just in: Sudan reaches 60% turnout to pass referendum
- Texas in Africa– what to watch?
- Joshua Keating – Is George Clooney helping?
- Geoffrey York – Clashes that could sink the referendum
- Royal African Society – Sudan 2011
- Foreign Policy Magazine – The cost of war
- William Easterly – The artificial states problem
- Aljazeera interviews Omar al-Bashir
- Riots in Tunsia (and more riots in Tunsia) — where it comes from and what it means
- Food prices on the rise – will this mean more food riots?
- Clashes in Nigeria
- Chris Blattman is positive about Cote d’Ivoire (I am a little late on this one, his opinion could have changed) or, his more recent post … an alternative to military intervention in Cote d’Ivoire
- Haiti’s markets open —- but only 5% of the earthquake rubble has been cleared away
- We are less willing to give to man-made disasters
- 2000 vs 2011 – a chart!
- Era of peace? – another chart!
- I paid a bribe – a neat new initiative to curb corruption in India
- Progress for the poor