Links I Liked

September 4, 2023

     By Duncan Green     

Striking opinion poll in West Africa covered in The Economist, showing a high level of support for the Niger coup, and huge differences over trust in Russia (former colonial powers come out v badly).

What can harnessing ‘positive deviance’ methods do for food security? Nice example from Niger (pre-coup) by Katrina Lane

This is what the Internet is for: Adam Sharp with a list of men killed by fruit & veg…

  • 5. Roman Emperor Frederick III (melon overdose)
  • 4. US President Zachary Taylor (cherry overdose)
  • 3. Comic poet Antiphanes (struck by pear)
  • 2. Stuntman Bobby Leach (slipped on orange peel)
  • Tory MP William Payne-Gallwey (fell and landed on a turnip)

Thinkin’ ‘bout a revolution. Enjoyable reflection on the events of 1968 and their legacy from Branko Milanovic

England coach Sarina Wiegman with a classy touch after winning UEFA Women’s Coach of the Year

In contrast to some very disturbing footage of routine abuse of women players by Spanish coaches. It’s not just Rubiales – here is Ignacio Queredo, who managed the women’s national team between 1988 and 2015. What is wrong with these guys?

Simple but effective. Scots comic Janey Godley tweeted this pic with the single word ‘mugshot’.

Excellent 5m video explainer on the Guatemalan election results from The New Humanitarian. Covers why Arevalo’s victory is both surprising and inspiring, but also why it is still in peril.

September 4, 2023
Duncan Green


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