September 29, 2008 3:56 PM
June 27, 2008 11:21 AM
The Current Discussion:Zimbabwe's chaos has brought about unprecedented cooperation in the UN, with even China and Russia switching sides to condemn Mugabe's government. So -- what should this united UN DO to force change?
What is happening in Zimbabwe is by no means the worst that has ever befallen this continent. Other, similarly insane government policies in other African countries have starved more people, and political opponents have been treated far more brutally. (Of course, the inflation rate of nearly 200,000% is in a class of its own.)
But it is easily Africa’s greatest moment of shame.
March 9, 2007 3:15 PM
A recent article in Lancet published the results of a study data from two clinical trials in Africa that suggest that circumcision reduces a man’s risk of contracting HIV by as much as 65 percent. Going by the articles in Uganda and Kenyan newspapers, this caused quite some excitement.
March 7, 2007 12:58 PM
In nearly every Kenyan, Tanzanian or Ugandan district you go to, you will find a small, relatively prosperous group of people who are resented by the rest. They will usually be called “those people”. They will be accused of being aloof and untrustworthy. When a child goes missing in the neighborhood, the local fortuneteller will claim she was abducted by “those people” who offered her up for sacrificial slaughter to the gods so they might become rich.
February 28, 2007 1:03 PM
Yes, the common view is that girls in East Africa are overly sexualized. Yes, too many magazines and television adverts depict light-skinned and slim women.