The Yaounde train station is a two-story concrete rectangle with a grill-gate shutting off the main hall. When we arrived an hour-and-a-half before the train was due to leave for its sixteen hour journey North to Ngaoundere
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Aug. 31:
The Zimbabweans are a very calm and friendly, polite people. This may seem strange given the extreme hardships they are facing.
There are some 4.2 million closed-circuit TV (CCTV) cameras in Britain. That is one for every 14 people. You are literally filmed hundreds of times every day in London.
The French government wants to see more of its citizens too. To do this, Interior Minister, Michèle Aliot Marie, says she will triple the number of cameras now in place.
Yesterday a colleague accused me of doing a pro-Hamas story. This is a strange accusation to those who know my distaste for Muslim Fundamentalism. The question being raised here is whether ‘objectivity’ can be translated as bias.
President Nicolas Sarkozy has been in power for 100 days and I still have not figured out how his economic policies are going to create jobs and spark economic growth.
If anything allows the press to say news is a science, it is all in the art of rigorous verification before publication. It is what has made American journalism so dependable.
US reporters know what they write can adversely affect people’s lives. This is why they make sure 100% of what they write is 100% correct …
My Good friend Kumah Drah is Ghanaian. His father was in the British Army, fighting the Japanese in Burma. How ridiculous, you might think. Why would a poor African fight for his imperialist masters against people he had no problems with?
Think about his then. My father was born in Greece, lived in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he earned
Poles in the street / 15 August 2007
The three Poles sat on their make-shift furniture, old cushions and mattresses, the drizzle wetting everything. The closer I got, the greasier they looked; the wet adding to their stickiness. Their dreams of making money evaporated long ago with the alcohol that oozes out of their skin in smelly sweat.