Some interesting articles:
- Reasons not to treat religion as exogenous in your regression specification: a 1972 study of a Kenyan group who converted to Islam to avoid culturally-specified social obligations.
- Jason Stearns has the most lucid description of the current fighting in eastern DRC that I’ve come across yet.
- How simplifying narratives obscure the debate over conflict minerals in the DRC.
- An anthropologist reads The Bottom Billion [PDF] and points out some serious flaws in Collier’s epistemological approach.