Sunday, March 27, 2011

Blink Eleven

I reckon this will be the last one of these I do for a while - I will soon be switching to a less internet friendly environment. Blogging will continue but blinking will be on pause.

So goes... Stories from West Africa you may have missed.

Emma Thompson has an adopted son from Rwanda and they both recently visited Liberia.

The situation in Ivory Coast is ever changing - here are some pictures from Abidjan and others from amongst refugees in Liberia.

The state of teenage pregnancy in Sierra Leone.

I think this is a great example of the kinds of difficulties which you can run in to when trying to help someone from a great distance on your own rather than with the help of a person or an organisation based locally.

The story of a compassionate entrepreneur from Liberia - Christine.

An interesting article looking at poverty and development in Africa - some grim reality but also healthy amounts of hope.

The story of a child soldier.

And finally...

The latest famous type I have discovered is really a Sierra Leonean (others being your man from Grey's Anatomy and Ryan Giggs!) - Idris Elba.

1 comment:

Laura said...

You choose well, my friend. I'm left feeling inspired, sad, and ambitious all at the same time. :) Thanks, as usual, for sharing. - laura

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