- Alex de Waal reviews Rob Crilly’s Saving Darfur.
- Roving Bandit has a provocative, though potentially unfair, quote about Ban Ki-Moon. At any rate, food for thought.
- Sociolingo points us to an IMF report on Somalia.
- Dipnote discusses US assistance to Banadir University, site of a suicide bombing in December.
Why Texas in Africa doesn’t like Nick Kristof.
Advocacy for its own sake is a not laudable goal. Bad advocacy that’s based on bad facts leads to bad policy recommendations. I don’t enjoy attacking anyone who’s putting out bad ideas based on incomplete understandings and faulty assumptions. But I’m not going to ignore them when they do. The Congolese deserve better. And it’s their voices – not Nick Kristof’s or mine – that should be foremost in the debate.
What are you reading today?