2011 archive

Mar 29

ITALY IS TRYING TO FIND A SAFE HAVEN FOR GADDAFI

Diplomats discuss Libya’s future as Italy plots Gaddafi’s escape route Rome is negotiating an African haven for the Libyan leader as international pressure mounts on him to go Photo: many in the international community regard gaddafi as a criminal who should face the icc. this is making it difficult for italy to find a place …

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Mar 29

SOCCER-MANIA by KOFI DUODU, SELF-STYLED ‘Emperor of Utopia’

HOW KOTOKO CONDUCTED THE PHOBIAN CENTENNIAL STATE BURIAL SERVICE …  AND WEMBLEY WITH NO QUINCY IS TYPICAL OSTRICH STYLE!!!! Dearest Maniac Chieftains who know that “Ghanaian boys are the best”, all ye unadulterated Fabulous addicts, it is with great pleasure that I commune with you once again, after barricading myself in Utopia where I rule …

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Mar 29

SOCCER-MANIA by KOFI DUODU

HOW KOTOKO CONDUCTED THE PHOBIAN CENTENNIAL STATE BURIAL SERVICE, AND WEMBLEY WITH NO QUINCY IN TYPICAL OSTRICH STYLE!!!! Dearest Maniac Chieftains who know that “Ghanaian boys are the best”, all ye unadulterated Fabulous addicts, it is with great pleasure that I commune with you once again after barricading myself in Utopia where I rule as …

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Mar 27

GBAGBO FIDDLES WHILST ABIDJAN BURNS

Côte d’Ivoire: Laurent Gbagbo engaged in a show of force in a war in Abidjan LEMONDE.FR with AFP, Reuters | 27.03.11 | 8:31 • Updated 27.03.11 | 8:33 A man calling himself Commander Bauer, member of the “commando invisible” in the Abobo district of Abidjan. REUTERS / Luc Gnago At long last, the situation is …

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Mar 27

THE REBIRTH OF PECKHAM, LONDON

CD writes: I have a special affection for London SE15, I spent almost 20 years there — AND survived, raising a young family as well. I hope the rebranding succeeds — not only in gentrification terms, but because such a mix of peoples deserves to give birth to a lively artistic community.. THE LONDON INDEPENDENT …

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Mar 26

ANTI-GADDAFI FORCES CAPTURE IMPORTANT TOWN

A Libyan rebel, draped in the flag of the Kingdom of Libya, prays at the entrance to Ajdabiya after the city was recaptured from Gaddafi forces. Photograph: Anja Niedringhaus/AP Libyan rebels backed by allied air strikes have recaptured the strategic eastern town of Ajdabiya, pushing out Muammar Gaddafi’s forces. Anti-government fighters danced on tanks, waved …

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Mar 26

HUGE MARCH IN LONDON AGAINST CUTS IN PUBLIC EXPENDITURE

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Mar 26

Buffett and Gates Prod India’s Wealthy to Be More Philanthropic

Buffett and Gates Prod India’s Wealthy to Be More Philanthropic Aftab Alam Siddiqui/Associated Press Bill and Melinda Gates, right, visited underprivileged people near Patna, India, on Wednesday. By HEATHER TIMMONS and VIKAS BAJAJ The New York Times Published: March 24, 2011 NEW DELHI — India is behind only the United States and China in its number of …

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Mar 26

inside gaddafi’s brutal prison — by a guardian correspondent detained for 12 days

They took our phones then frogmarched us, heads down, to an SUV, ranting as we went. “You sons of bitches! You Jews and Zionists! You Arab traitors! You want to topple Gaddafi? We will rape your mothers! Gaddafi will show you!”

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Mar 25

AN ESTIMATED ONE MILLION REPEAT ONE MILLION PEOPLE HAVE FLED THE IVORY COAST

The New York Times March 25, 2011 Up to a Million Flee Crisis in Ivory Coast By ADAM NOSSITER DAKAR, Senegal — As many as one million people have fled their homes in Ivory Coast’s main city, Abidjan, to escape the increasing violence and collapsing economy stemming from the nation’s political crisis, the United Nations …

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