Lawrence Haddad reviews some fascinating new polling data on what the British public thinks about aid
George Monbiot decides that eating meat doesn’t destroy the planet after all, (as long as it’s the expensive, free range variety)
“Mama Muliri responded to the threats by going to Lubutu herself and facing the tribal leaders eye to eye. As promised, they met her brandishing machetes and guns. They chanted threats, and they threw rocks at her. Still, she stood her ground, told them about the new constitution passed in 2006, and how the law now differed from the tribal customs. She demanded that they comply with the law, and asked them to attend a HEAL Africa conference on conflict transformation….Mama Muliri’s act of defiance marked the beginning of a rich collaboration between HEAL Africa and the tribal leaders. They are now working together to create a new future for the Congo.” Confronting gender violence in the Congo takes courage.
How do the Chilean miners organize and spend their days?
Alex Evans discusses the World Bank’s new paper on land grabs and his own paper on whether resource scarcity and climate change lead to conflict (answer ‘a bit, but IMCTT’) [It’s More Complicated Than That – standard policy wonk conclusion, right up there with NMR – Needs More Research]
And at last, an honest politician [h/t Texas in Africa]