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Foreign correspondents and false notes

Two things I’ve learned about the popular press in the last few months: you don’t get to pick your own headline, and you don’t want anyone thinking that the inevitable…..

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The Next James Bond

If you believe the rumours, sex appeal’s Idris Elba — half Sierra Leonean, half Ghanaian, fully a Londoner — will be the next James Bond, although Daniel Craig may clench…..

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Tell NPR There Are Women in Botswana

National Public Radio featured a piece this morning entitled “Botswana’s ‘Stunning Achievement’ Against AIDS.” The article reported Botswana’s very high rate of HIV and, equally, its remarkably thorough and effective…..

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A Cappella Slaves

Ever seen a poster for a touring boys’ choir from Zambia? The adverts show a collection of cute young boys, grinning from ear to ear. Just in case American audiences…..