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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- Armed men thought to be Russians drove a truck into a Ukrainian missile-defence post in the Crimea region on Friday but a standoff was resolved without a shot being fired, witness said.
- Malaysia Airlines loses contact with jet carrying 239 people
- A Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew has lost contact with air traffic controllers, the carrier has confirmed.
- Analysis The 'get Shorty' course change in Mexico's drug war
- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto was promising a more low-key approach to taking on the huge drug cartels. The surprise capture of Sinaloa kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman means something's changed.
- First responders give Rhode Island boy with cancer extraordinary birthday
- For his seventh birthday, a Rhode Island boy — battling his second bout of cancer — wanted wishes from his heroes. Not the kind in capes but men and women in uniform — first responders.
- Mayan warrior queens wielded profound power, says researcher
- A University of Calgary archaeologist is sharing new evidence to suggest powerful warrior queens in the Mayan civilization were not an anomaly.