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X-Posted from H-NET List for African History and Culture <H-AFRICA@H-NET.MSU.EDU> From: Patrick Wurster <wurster@MAIL.H-NET.MSU.EDU> ---------- From: Kathleen Sheldon, UCLA firstname.lastname@example.org The Los Angeles Times has carried two stories in recent days that may be of interest (access should be free, though you may need to register at the site). [By the way, I recently recommended a series on the international oil trade from the Chicago Tribune; the author of that piece, Paul Salopek, is currently being detained in Sudan]. 'They Say I Ate My Father. But I Didn't', By Edmund Sanders, 29 Aug 2006 Barely school-age when relatives labeled her a witch, Naomi found herself cast out on the streets. Her story is a common one in Congo. http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/la-fg-witch29aug29,1,4626860.story Somalian Women's Courage Goes Unrewarded, by Robyn Dixon, 30 Aug 2006 During 15 years of chaos, they became breadwinners, then peacemakers. Now their new freedoms are threatened. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-women30aug30,1,5228277.story