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How the UN Helps Chad

This video does a good job explaining why kicking the UN peacekeeping mission out of Chad is not in the interest of the refugees and civilians displaced from clashes near the Darfur border. 

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“There will be justice in Kenya”

Kenya joins Uganda, the Central African Republic, DRC and Sudan and becomes the fifth country in which the International Criminal Court has an on going investigation.  This happened yesterday in the Hague where ICC judges gave the prosecutor the go-ahead to formally commence an investigation into crimes against humanity committed in the wake of the disptuted 2007 national elections.

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One Laptop Per Child in Rwanda

In my September 2009 blog post on One Laptop Per Child, I argued that the program had largely failed to meet its expressed purpose of improving education for children in the developing world through the distribution of large numbers of low-cost laptops. I continue to believe that’s the case. OLPC’s grand goal has not, and is unlikely to be, achieved.