“Stuck in the middle of nowhere”

by matttbastard

More on Iraq’s refugee crisis from Anna Husarska and David Case.

Sunday Hangover Blogging: Too Sketched For Substance Edition

by matttbastard

  • Following a deadly month of violence in which at least 1000 civilians were killed in fighting, Andrew McGregor examines the various factions fueling the insurgency in Somalia.
  • A must see episode of The Agenda: first, an interview with Canadian Senator Peter Stoller, author of a recent Senate report critical of Canada’s current African aid policy; next, one of the best discussions on the crisis in Zimbabwe I’ve come across as of late. Full episode available here.
  • Proposed legislation allowing the reinstatement of low and mid-level Baathist civil servants is garnering controversy in Iraq.