Global Security Headlines

Sunday, June 13, 2010

World Cup Eclipses Serious African News

Amid football fever gripping the world, serious issues remain on the African continent.

While global spectators cheer their favorite team beamed back home by satellite, others not too removed from the action are suffering.

The return of terror to white-owned farms in Zimbabwe, a critical presidential election in Guinea, and a food crisis in Nigeria only are some notable press items in the shadows of the fun and frolic in the World Cup held in South Africa.

While attention is focused on the game, problems in the rest of the continent are given scant notice, according to an article appearing in the local Mail and Guardian this Sunday.

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