Archivio Categoria: Africa

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Strange Beliefs: Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard

feb 11

Beautiful African music (Desert Blues) 2 of 2

feb 11

Beautiful African music (Desert Blues) 1 of 2

dic 08

Tinariwen – Live at Womad

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Blues From the Desert, Recorded On-Site

Marie Planeille The African band Tinariwen named its new album “Tassili,” after the desert region near Algeria’s border with Libya where it was recorded. More Photos » By LARRY ROHTER Published: August 31, 2011 In the language of the Tuareg nomads who for centuries have roamed the most remote reaches of the southern Sahara, “tinariwen” …

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Food Crisis in Somalia Is a Famine, U.N. Says

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By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN Published: July 20, 2011   MOMBASA, Kenya — The United Nations on Wednesday officially declared Somalia’s food crisis a famine in several parts of the country, with millions of people on the brink of starvation and aid deliveries complicated by the fact that Islamist militants aligned with Al Qaeda control the famine …

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giu 28

Standing Up to the King

Damon Winter/The New York Times Nicholas D. Kristof Perhaps no Arab ruler responded as wisely to this year’s pro-democracy protests as the king of Morocco — although that is an exceptionally low bar. When other dictators in the Arab world answered protesters with gunfire, King Mohammed VI grudgingly accepted demonstrations, at least when he was …

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giu 27

News World news Mauritania Mauritania’s hidden manuscripts

  Pages of history … reading an ancient Koranic manuscript in Chinguetti. Photograph: Remi Benali/Corbis   The bone-dry wood creaks as the book opens at a page representing the course of the moon, framed by black balls and red crescents. The manuscript contains 132 pages of Arab astronomy bound in well-worn leather, a 15th-century treasure …

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giu 20

Libya and the Potemkin alliance

America’s intervention in Libya’s civil war, the most protracted and least surreptitious assassination attempt in history, was supposed to last “days, not weeks,” but is in its fourth month and has revealed NATO to be an increasingly fictitious military organization. Although this war has no discernible connection with U.S. national security, it serves the national …

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giu 20

White House Report on U.S. Actions in Libya

In a broader package of materials the Obama administration sent to Congress defending its Libya policy, the White House, for the first time, offered lawmakers and the public an argument for why Mr. Obama has not been violating the War Powers Resolution since May 20. The White House released an unclassified version of the report. …

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