Addis Ababa...renting the news of revolution
News junkies in Addis Ababa, get their fix by renting newspapers in the city centre (Photo/Maggie Downs)
Poor, and hungry for news
Dispatches contributor Kaj Hasselriis reports from a part of Africa where they rent their information rather than buy it.
How they follow the news from Libya -- in Liberia
News junkies (left) in Monrovia, get their fix by reading a blackboard in the city centre. (photo/Prue Clarke)
Categories: Africa, Middle East, News Promo, Promo Box, The View from Here
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- Obama's Sochi Olympics delegation includes 2 gay athletes video
- U.S. President Barack Obama has picked two openly gay athletes to be part of the U.S. delegation at the Sochi Games, a move widely seen as a rebuke of Russia's anti-gay laws, and he'll be skipping the event.
- New South Sudan violence continues, military loses rural state capital
- South Sudan's military said Thursday it no longer controlled a key town in a rural state where fighting has spread in the aftermath of what the government says was an attempted coup mounted by soldiers loyal to a former deputy president.
- U.S. Federal Reserve tapers bond-buying to $75B US a month video audio
- The U.S. Federal Reserve has decided to taper its bond-buying program by $10 billion US a month, beginning in January.
- Analysis American conservatives take aim at the 'war on Christmas'
- A Fox News rant that Santa Claus is white and "so was Jesus" is rekindling America's culture wars, and doesn't reflect today's realities about either Christmas or a changing U.S., Neil Macdonald writes.
- Orlando the guide dog leaps onto NYC subway tracks to save owner
- A black Labrador guide dog jumped onto a Manhattan subway station track to save its owner, who had fainted and fallen in front of an oncoming train.