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24 August 2005

Stories from 24 August 2005

Zimbabwe: Unreal sense of calm

  24 August 2005

Still Here – Bulawayo, at the Sokwanele Civic Action Group, blogs from amid the comfort of electricity and running water about a growing sense of unreality as “untold suffering” continues.

Uganda: The lost generation

  24 August 2005

Bruno Stevens, at Human Rights Watch, posts a photo essay from time spent with Ugandan “night commuters”; children who stay constantly on the move and sleep rough to avoid being taken by a rebel group called the Lord's Resistance Army.

Upset by Pat Robertson's Remarks

Some bloggers from Algeria, Kuwait and Jordan are upset by the remarks (or Fatwa, as Mohsan called it) made by Pat Robertson's, the founder of Christian Coalition. Pat calls for the assassination of democratically elected Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.

Sudan: Aid flights halt as fuel runs out

  24 August 2005

Sleepless in Sudan reports that the World Food Programme's aid delivery flights in and out of the troubled region of Darfur are grounded because there's no fuel to run them, leaving local workers unpaid and key equipment languishing in the capital.

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