Police spray Ugandan opposition party leaders with coloured water during demonstrations in the capital Kampala, May 10, 2011. President Yoweri Museveni has vowed to crush the protests and blamed rising food and fuel costs on drought and global increases in oil prices. (James Akena)
Things are escalating rapidly. I think there will be revenge killings for a while. And if any pro-Gbagbo forces are able to muster any strength back — they will try to return the revenge again. It is absolute slaughter and chaos here right now. I am hoping the worst is over— at least I thought it would be this morning when I woke up— but unless Ouattara somehow starts controlling the FRCI and his supporters— I think it will continue for a while. And the way I see some of the Twittersphere egging the conflict on— is worrisome.A report from Cote d’Ivoire sent to the blog Texas in Africa
HIGH END AFRICAN RESTAURAUNT OPENS IN MEATPACKING DISTRICT: Pan-Africanism may have failed as a political idea, but I admit to being interested in the possibilities here.
I know it doesn’t really make sense. (The Times story wonders why there aren’t more African restaurants since there are so many Africans in NYC, as if the difference between foods in Kenya and Senegal were aking to those between Sicily and Rome.) But I’m going.