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Blog Profile / Meskel Square


URL :http://www.meskelsquare.com
Filed Under:Local Interest / Africa
Posts on Regator:74
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Archived Since:August 11, 2008

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Consequence of war

A colleague passed on an invitation to this year's Hargeysa International Book Fair in Somaliland. Its Sheeko iyo Shaahid short atory competition for "young short story writers" takes entries from people aged up to 40 because "we believe some older...

What did Emperor Tewodros II look like?

Not like this - the image you see on T-shirts and walls all over Addis Or this Definitely not like this Here's the closest thing I've found to, if not a life study, then one directly from death. A sketch...

Bob Dylan in Africa

Just four songs and five references: Egypt Precious Angel/Slow Train Coming - "But there's violence in the eyes, girl, so let us not be enticed / On the way out of Egypt, through Ethiopia, to the judgment hall of...

If this works

then Meskel Square is back up and running....

Ettie and skirt [Flickr]

aheavens posted a photo: Esther models skirt by Betty Buckinghamshire www.facebook.com/BettyBuckinghamshire?v=info in Shropshire

Sudan faces split into two one-party states

An internationally brokered peace deal that was supposed to transform Sudan into a unified democracy could be about to split Africa's largest country into two one-party states. In six months time, people from Sudan's oil-producing south are due to vote...

Juwama vs. the Nile Republic – South Sudan searches for a new name

What’s in a name? An entire cultural and national identity if you are from Sudan’s oil-producing south. The region of southern Sudan is now less than seven months away from a referendum on whether it should split away to form...

When is an election boycott not an election boycott?

When it takes place in Sudan. Preparations for Sudan’s general elections — due to start tomorrow — were thrown into confusion over the past two weeks as opposition parties issued contradictory statements over whether they were boycotting the polls. Some...

"I am a British journalist"

A visiting friend recently left us with a copy of Chris Cleave's bestseller The Other Hand. I particularly enjoyed the following scene, in which the heroine, a Nigerian refugee, is deported back to Abuja accompanied by her friend, a women's...

Searching for reasons to be cheerful in Sudan

Only the most foolhardy commentator would dare to say anything optimistic about the coming year in Sudan, four months away from highly charged elections and 12 months from an explosive referendum on southern independence. So here goes — five reasons...

Sudan leaders scuffle as time runs out for peace deal

It started with a small scuffle over a confiscated bag of protest banners outside Sudan's parliament. And it ended in confrontations between baton-wielding police and protesters on the dusty streets of Omdurman. At the finish, once the tear gas and...

A slick visit to Darfur's red carpet camps

There was a time when visits to Darfur were uncertain affairs, fraught with danger. These days - as long as you travel with the right people and stick strictly to the right route - they can be as comfortable as...

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