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Ben Rawlence

Entries by Ben Rawlence

Listening to Congo or A war with many faces

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 3:23 PM

It's painful to be wrong, especially about a war. My book, Radio Congo: Signals of Hope from Africa's Deadliest War ($15.95, Oneworld, published March 15th), was the product of a journey through eastern DRC during 2007, at a time when most of the region's myriad conflicts appeared to...

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The Ethiopian Engima

(13) Comments | Posted May 18, 2012 | 2:07 PM

Mariam was painfully thin. Several of her 13 children peered out from behind her with hollow eyes. "I am trying to save my children. We are not living. We are subhuman," she told me. Food aid was available in her village in Southern Ethiopia. But not for her children. Her...

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World Bank Feeding Repression in Ethiopia

(12) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 2:12 PM

The child in the man's arms is painfully thin. The father is hungry too. He lives in southern Ethiopia, where food shortages are an annual occurrence. There are food distributions in his village but the man, let's call him Joseph, is a member of the wrong political party.

Joseph is...

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