2 soldiers shot on Saturday, a policeman last night… Northern Ireland’s troubles appear far from over. We’re going to be in Belfast tomorrow asking if, contrary to recent impressions, peace continues to be a fragile thing.
Is Northern Ireland staring into the abyss once again? Comments and questions below for tomorrow’s programme.
Today’s programme is coming from Tanzania for a special link up with Senegal and Zambia (and you) as the International Monetary Fund meets there to discuss the impact of the economic crisis on Africa. Read about her first impressions here. Her latest post is below.
The sneeze that the US has given out is in danger of turning into a full blown flu epidemic in my part of the world.
While Africa was trudging along posting above average solid growth figures for about 10 years in a row based not on hollow consumerism but firm direct private investment in infrastructure, someone on the east coast decided to take a loan he couldn’t afford to pay for that trip to Africa he couldnt afford, and as a result created venture capital to invest in Africa.
My role in this, of course is that I embraced McDonald’s, Apple, CocaCola, Nike, and other American brands in turn. I gave up tending my garden and minding my cows so I could sip that Milkshake from McDonalds or BurgerKing. I decided to be connected to the world market, and the moment I did this, I was never going to be immune from catching a cold. I must pay.
Daniel From Kampala