Various diplomats are urging Morocco and Western Sahara to enter serious negotiations to avoid outright conflict. Because of continuing unrest in Mali, there are fears that this instability will spread, igniting smoldering hostilities between Morocco and Western Sahara. Read More News in Africa: 11/15/2012
Unless you were completely off the grid last week, you probably saw either Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 video, the backlash against it, or both. While there’s a wealth of critical analysis of whether the KONY 2012 campaign is actually doing any good, there’s no doubt that it got people’s attention. So let’s examine the good, the bad, and the to-be-determined of KONY 2012. Read More Examining the Effect of KONY 2012
It’s going to be a bit of an unusual column this week, folks. As you might have guessed by the title, we’re going to be looking at Uganda, but since, somehow, International Development has become a hot topic, I’m going to have to talk about Invisible Children. Or, at least, point you in the direction of other people who have already made my points for me. Read More International Women’s Issues: Northern Uganda
It’s Friday, y’all! Time to pay attention to the world one last time before you go into the cave that is catching up on your DVR, watching Netflix, reading a book, and maybe, if you’re lucky enough to live someplace sunny, go outside and have some fun. Today’s news starts with a downer but ends with a song.