Hot airIt would be nice if this piece by Tony Blair in The Guardian meant something was actually going to get better in Africa, and I sincerely hope it does, but I'm not holding my breath. This excerpt I particularly liked.
The lesson of the past few years is that we can't, for our national interests, ignore other countries and continents. Famine and instability thousands of miles away lead to conflict, despair, mass migration and fanaticism that can affect us all. So for reasons of self-interest as well as morality, we can no longer turn our back on Africa.Or anywhere else. This is why I think everyone needs to know what's going on in 'darkest Africa' and other far-flung reaches of the globe; the small conflicts, ingored famines, increasing reach of HIV-AIDS - it all adds up to affecting the rest of the world and, yes, even us in our armchair-bound ignorant bliss. And those 'far-flung reaches' are not so to the people who live there. To them it's home.
the earley edition - Posted by Dave @ 3/14/2005 09:02:00 am || ||