How Not to Write About African Elections

From superstar journalist Jina Moore, a crib sheet for covering African elections: “These days, nowhere are crises more predictable than in __________ (poor/recently violent country). And yet, when they unfold as anticipated, Western policymakers and diplomats always seem caught off… Continue Reading

Some More About Why We Don’t Think Mineral Regulation Is a Solution to the Conflict in the Eastern DRC

The vital question of our times “conflict minerals legislation: hot or not?” continues to divide the blogosphere. Enough alleges that mean bloggers are misrepresenting their positions. TexasinAfrica responds, highlighting quotes from Enough’s reports and press documents that suggest that the… Continue Reading