19 November, 2008

Headlines that caught my attention

Hunger. "Some 691,000 children went hungry in America sometime in 2007, while close to one in eight Americans struggled to feed themselves adequately even before this year's sharp economic downturn, the Agriculture Department reported Monday." Chicago Tribune

Africa. "Aside from training African proxies to fight extremists, [AFRICOM's] mission will focus primarily on undermining the roots of terrorism - that is, thwarting extremist recruitment by building clinics, digging wells, inoculating cattle and offering services primarily to Africa's rural Muslim populations." Chicago Tribune

India. "Britain will spend £825m over the next three years in aid to India, a nuclear-armed power that sent a spacecraft to the moon last month, to lift 'hundreds of millions of people' out of poverty, the international development secretary said today." The Guardian (UK)

~ Rob

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