Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Small wars, small African countries

There appears to be a thing happening on the Eritrea/Ethiopia border. Accusations and denials abound. Analysis form Simon Allison here.

Meanwhile, Rwanda has sent some more Burundian back to their own country, allegedly over allegations of espionage, as tensions between the Burundi and Rwanda continue to rise. It is unclear whether the Burundians expelled were recent arrivals, asylum seekers, refugees and/or people who had been living in Rwanda for some time.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Course Recommendation: Global Health and Humanitarianism

I recently did an online Coursera course in Global Health and Humanitarianism. It's a six week course offered by the University of Manchester's Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI). Humanitarianism is pretty specialised and there isn't a lot of good, solid free info out there. This was obviously focused on medical humanitarianism. Good handling of the issues and dilemmas and an engaging course. Not too challenging - would be good as an intro, too. I'd recommend it.  

Sunday, 27 March 2016

More on Mozambique - To Read

Mozambique continues to be worrying. This article lays out what is happening and highlights the situation of nearly 12 000 people who have crossed the border into Malawi. Read it here.