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Broken Record
when the rains come to Accra... Sisyphus must be the patron saint of urban planners in Ghana
accra  ghana  africa  flood  disaster  development  infrastructure  history  waste  policy  politics  urban  strategy  environment  city  planning  culture  observation  design  toli 
march 2016 by amaah
I Never Did Make It To Timbuktu
Mum on why Timbuktu matters. How my heart bleeds.
mum  terrorism  fundamentalism  politics  disaster  religion  culture  africa  mali 
july 2012 by amaah
How 1 man derailed 20 years of democracy in Mali
on the blithering idiot - or the imbecile son, as his father put it, who has lead Mali to disaster...
ThingsFallApart  Africa  politics  disaster  Mali  coup 
july 2012 by amaah
In awe of Japan's dignity
Mum on coping mechanisms in trying times
japan  grief  culture  perception  observation  Africa  disaster  mum 
march 2011 by amaah
Where Bad News Is No News
Even the psychologists agree that amnesia can be a defense mechanism, useful for the preservation of sanity. Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani on Nigeria's curious passivity...
tragedy  nigeria  trauma  Africa  amnesia  selectiveamnesia  violence  disaster  strategy  memory  culture 
march 2010 by amaah
After Quake, Rural Haiti Struggles to Absorb the Capital’s Displaced
the misery of the countryside is compounding the effects of the disaster. I’ve heard people say it would be better to risk another earthquake in Port-au-Prince than to stay in this rural poverty without any help from the government
Haiti  recovery  disaster  rural  migration  urban  culture  infrastructure  poverty  policy  reconstruction  strategy 
march 2010 by amaah
Finding Parents in Haiti’s Rubble Was Easy Part
heartbreaking... my Haitian brothers and sisters need all our support
Haiti  disaster  recovery  loss  earthquake  crisis  life 
february 2010 by amaah
What a difference a day makes; after storm officials try to assign blame
Thankfully I'm no longer facing snowstorms but the gridlock caused by snowstorm in Boston was apparently unprecedented. 12 minute rides turning to 3-4 hour struggles and worse. Congestion, psychology, panic etc.
traffic  transportation  congestion  management  Boston  weather  commute  urban  city  policy  strategy  snow  psychology  preparation  disaster  life 
december 2007 by amaah
Passenger Train Derails in Congo, Killing 100 and Trapping Others
A passenger train derailed in central Congo eight cars tumbled off the tracks, killing about 100 people and trapping passengers in the wreckage. Most of Congo’s railroads were built more than 100 years ago, when the country was a Belgian colony. Old new
Africa  Congo  accident  disaster  transportation  infrastructure 
august 2007 by amaah
Reflections on the I-35W bridge
the nature of infrastructure is a challenge to politics. Spending money to maintain a bridge means taxes with nothing to show the voters (except traffic obstruction); no-one ever named a paint job or a repair after a local hero, but buying a big new piece
infrastructure  maintenance  politics  engineering  strategy  Design  Architecture  bridge  disaster  collapse  usa 
august 2007 by amaah
Things Fall Apart: Disaster, Infrastructure, and Risk (pdf)
Hurricane Katrina deflated assumptions about the ability of a wealthy, technologically advanced society to handle a natural disaster of terrible, but not necessarily cataclysmic, proportions. This has given a certain sociotechnical flavor to the controver
social  science  observation  technology  infrastructure  risk  disaster  Katrina  psychology  sociology  ThingsFallApart  filetype:pdf  media:document 
august 2007 by amaah
Disaster Tourists / Like most human tragedies, Tahoe fire is irresistible to spectators
"They're the disaster tourists. They're people who seem to have driven long distances to look at burned houses, which is extraordinarily difficult for the affected residents." drove for more than an hour to take in the spectacle. In the Gardner Mountain s
ambulancechasing  humannature  spectacle  observation  disaster  Entertainment  tragedy  culture  bottomfeeding  mythology  humanfactors 
june 2007 by amaah
Inflation in Zimbabwe Hits 3,714 Percent
Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate surged to an unprecedented 3,714 percent at the end of April, the official state newspaper reported Thursday, as the government set up a commission to try to bring prices down to single digit levels.
funny  absurd  Zimbabwe  waste  inflation  disaster  Africa  Mugabe  rogues  economics  politics 
may 2007 by amaah
The State of The World's Refugees
UNHCR report on the refugee issue... internally displaced persons due to civil wars are now the likely focus rather than cross-border refugee phenomenon of yore...
refugee  displacement  disaster  policy  economics  war  politics  strategy  humanrights  globalization  development 
april 2006 by amaah
Why 'never again' keeps happening
Fergal Keane on Darfur inFrom Our Own Correspondent
Darfur  Sudan  waste  disaster  genocide  Africa  lessons  war 
july 2005 by amaah
Angola's town of fear and lonely death
At the bottom of the hill, a local man pointed out the hut. Inside was the body of a one-month old baby girl. She had died alone, and in great pain. The Marburg virus had already killed her mother; and the rest of the family had fled in fear.
Angola  Africa  Marburg  virus  disaster  disease  Publichealth  health  waste  loss  tragedy  sad  harrowing  medicine 
may 2005 by amaah
Slideshow - Angola Battles Deadly Marburg Virus
A slideshow of photos from the trenches of those trying ot battle the current outbreak of the Marburg virus
Marburg  Ebola  Angola  health  publichealth  policy  disaster  virus  outbreak  Africa  loss  waste  photos  Uganda  sad  medicine 
april 2005 by amaah
Reading The Haitian Landscape
In the world of art, it is easy to dwell on blood-soaked despair and Haiti gives much material for this vein. In the real world of Haiti however, we should always remember that there are simply people trying to get on with it under very trying circumstanc
Haiti  Caribbean  development  disaster  poverty  geography  history  collapse  ecology  economics  literature  review  music  politics  slavery  culture  anthropology  voodoo  JaredDiamond  GrahamGreene  Chamoiseau  D'Angelo  JamesBond  ToussaintL'ouverture  MadisonSmarttBell  toli 
october 2004 by amaah

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