NY Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author of Lexus and the Olive Tree and From Beirut to Jerusalem.

Trump and the Lord’s Work

Trump and the Lord’s Work
nytimes.com — Like many others, I watched the video that President Obama showed at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday of him inviting former House Speaker John Boehner over to solicit his advice on what Obama should do post-presidency. It was remarkable to see the real Boehner and the real Obama acting like best buddies in the White House movie theater.

Thomas Friedman: Pouring out of Africa, Part III

Thomas Friedman: Pouring out of Africa, Part III
timesunion.com — The rapper, Babacar Niang, known simply as Matador, the 40-year-old voice of the voiceless and one of the pioneers of African rap, emerged from the oft-flooded Thiaroye slum of Dakar to become the godfather of the underground hip-hop scene here.

Weatherman, rapper share fears for Africa

Weatherman, rapper share fears for Africa
kansascity.com — You can learn everything you need to know about the main challenges facing Africa today by talking to just two people in Senegal: the rapper and the weatherman. They've never met, but I could imagine them doing an amazing duet one day - words and weather predictions - on the future of Africa.

Why Nations Succeed

Why Nations Succeed
thomasfriedmanopedgenerator.com — Imagine if grassroots activists sat down with ordinary people like you and me and ironed out some real solutions to our energy crisis. With the election season over, maybe you've forgotten about energy, but I certainly haven't.

Thomas L. Friedman: Out of Africa, part 3

Thomas L. Friedman: Out of Africa, part 3
sacbee.com — DAKAR, Senegal - You can learn everything you need to know about the main challenges facing Africa today by talking to just two people in Senegal: the rapper and the weatherman. They've never met, but I could imagine them doing an amazing duet one day - words and weather predictions - on the future of Africa.

Out of Africa, Part III

Out of Africa, Part III
nytimes.com — Standing next to a broken drainage pipe, Matador says to me: "It pains me because the people, they're forced to leave. To build Senegal we need those young people. But how can we keep them here in these conditions?"

Thomas Friedman: Life teeters on the edge in Africa

Thomas Friedman: Life teeters on the edge in Africa
timesunion.com — If I were giving you directions I'd tell you that it's the last stop after the last stop - it's the village after the highway ends, after the paved road ends, after the gravel road ends and after the desert track ends.

Out of Africa, Part II

Out of Africa, Part II
nytimes.com — "We are mostly farmers, and we depend on farming, but it is not working now," the village chief, Ndiougua Ndiaye, explained to me in Wolof, through a translator. After a series of on/off droughts in the 1970s and 1980s, the weather patterns stabilized a bit, "until about 10 years ago," the chief added.

Out of Africa | The Telegraph

Out of Africa | The Telegraph
macon.com — AGADEZ, Niger - It's Monday and that means it's moving day in Agadez, the northern Niger desert crossroad that is the main launching pad for migrants out of West Africa. Fleeing devastated agriculture, overpopulation and unemployment, migrants from a dozen countries gather here in caravans every Monday night and make a mad dash through the Sahara to Libya, hoping to eventually hop across the Mediterranean to Europe.

Thomas Friedman: Desperate exodus out of Africa

Thomas Friedman: Desperate exodus out of Africa
timesunion.com — Fleeing devastated agriculture, overpopulation and unemployment, migrants from a dozen countries gather here in caravans every Monday night and make a mad dash through the Sahara to Libya, hoping to eventually hop across the Mediterranean to Europe.
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