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From Enough blogs
Tue Nov 20 2012, 18:53:12
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo -- The city awoke to artillery and mortar fire today as rebels with the March 23 Movement, or M23, pushed into the outskirts of town, taking control of North Kivu province's main airport, a strategic point, around 11:30 this morning. Main streets in town were deserted, and local radio stations stopped broadcasting and only played music. Residents who had not fled as the rebels approached mostly sought refuge inside their homes. Along some side streets, women offered drinking water to the rows of government troops who trudged through on patrol, and young men helped soldiers carry their heavy weapons. Elsewhere, however, reports emerged of soldiers taking advantage of the chaos, looting shops and robbing people along the road.
In advance of today's attack, a ... [view whole blog post ]
From Tag Egypt
Tue Nov 20 2012, 18:00:35
Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip continued late Tuesday despite frantic diplomatic efforts to reach a ceasefire deal, with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holding talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. [view whole blog post ]
From Enough blogs
Tue Nov 20 2012, 16:31:47
Adhel* lost her husband and one of her children earlier this year when the Sudanese Armed Forces, or SAF, bombed her town in South Kordofan. "It's a mess, many people were captured, others scattered, others came here, and others killed." The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North, or SPLM-N, were not present in her town during the attacks. Now "the child inside her womb has no father," said the Nuba translator.
The first attack on her village was a ground attack, but subsequent attacks have been from the air. "Antonovs are bombing civilian areas," she said, describing regularly seeking refuge in nearby mountains and forests whenever her village came under bombardment. Though bombings have been off and on since the war started in June 2011, Adhel only arrived in Yida refugee camp in South ... [view whole blog post ]
From Zambian Economist
Tue Nov 20 2012, 14:00:00
Recent corruption allegations.
The ACC is investigating rampant financial abuse worth billions of Kwacha at the Rural Electrification Authority (REA). This follows revelations from Auditor General who has just completed a 30-day audit of the institution. Earlier this year some concerned REA employees sent a confidential dossier to President Michael Sata cataloguing many abuses at REA by the CEO Wilfred Serenje (now fired), including general theft by public servant, nepotism, corruption and victimisation. There are so many government agencies that exist just to waste public money. [view whole blog post ]
From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY
Tue Nov 20 2012, 12:00:07
This summer I received an email from my friend Anusha about a young inventor in Freetown. The story really made me laugh because while being quite unique, it also really summed up a lot about the nature of social navigation for all types of young people in Sierra Leone: there is a 12 year old kid called General Focus, [...] [view whole blog post ]