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The cost of South Sudan inaction: flashbacks to Rwanda’s humanitarian nightmare, Notebook

The cost of South Sudan inaction: flashbacks to Rwanda’s humanitarian nightmare

Is South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis comparable with Rwanda’s – twenty years after the world promised ‘never again’?

By | Notebook | Monday, 7 April 2014 at 7:00 am

England beats Australia again – Alby Shale sets new world record with a little help from David Cameron, Sport

England beats Australia again – Alby Shale sets new world record with a little help from David Cameron

While most English cricket fans were trying to recover from the nerve-shredding Ashes victory at Trent Bridge, one man was embarking on inflicting an even more extraordinary Australian defeat.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 17 July 2013 at 12:56 am

An aid worker’s diary: Returning to Goma, Notebook

An aid worker’s diary: Returning to Goma

During the recent conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, I was evacuated along with other World Vision colleagues to Gisenyi, Rwanda a town just two kilometers across the border.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 12 December 2012 at 3:06 pm

Odd Future’s true legacy, Notebook

Odd Future’s true legacy

Odd Future have done me a favour. I was watching “Rella”, the new video by the Californian rap outfit, and there it was, at 1:22: a smack delivered to a woman’s face so hard that her head snapped to one side.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 22 February 2012 at 10:29 am

Syria: Something must be done, The Foreign Desk

Syria: Something must be done

I am no foreign policy expert, and so until now I have refrained from writing anything about Syria. Until now, I have instead confined myself to tweeting my simultaneous senses of frustration, helplessness and anguish about the situation, whilst faithfully following those on Twitter whom I have deemed better placed, either emotionally or intellectually, to comment on this crisis than I. (I have included here a list of Twitter accounts – some contentious, all compelling – that I have found indispensable to my embryonic understanding of what is going on.)

By | The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 8 February 2012 at 4:33 pm

Crimes against humanity and international law: Justice without borders?, Battle of Ideas

Crimes against humanity and international law: Justice without borders?

Whatever one might feel about the injustices of the world, no one should be under any illusion that international law can bring either peace or justice to anyone.

By | Battle of Ideas, Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 26 October 2010 at 6:00 am

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