Links tagged with “africa”
Adam Shatz reviews ‘Congo’ by David Van Reybrouck · LRB 23 October 2014
This stopped me… After a long account of decades of central African bloodshed, “the profits from ‘conflict minerals’ peaked [in 2000], fed by increased demand for mobile phones and the release of the Sony PlayStation 2.”David Van Reybrouck
LRB · R.W. Johnson · Sudanitis
On a Victorian exploration into Africa which required more than 2000 people.
Johann Hari: You are being lied to about pirates - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent
Interesting, regarding the “West” treating developing countries badly (dumping nuclear waste, catching their fish) and then beginning to suffer consequences. (via Boing Boing)
SprogBlog: more than numbers
My awesome friend Annie on a week shadowing a midwife in Uganda. In case you need to put your life in some perspective.
World Geography Quizzes - Hundreds of Map Games
Loads of very good educational map games for dumbos like me. (via Haddock)
BBC - Radio 3 Awards for World Music 2003 - Bembeya Jazz
To listen to later.