May 19, 2008
From today's papers
British newspapers often try to increase circulation by serialising parts of a bestselling book – often the bonk-buster memoirs of a disgraced politician.
Here is the Sudanese version, from the front page of today's Advocate newspaper:
The Advocate Daily Newspaper shall be serializing:
The 'Oslo 2008 Donors' Report on Sudan' and 'Towards a Strategic Framework for the Multi-Donors Trust Fund for Southern Sudan' on pages 4 and 12 respectively.
The thing is, these turgid, acronym-filled UN/donor/NGO reports do often count as mini-bestsellers here.
Go to Abyei or Juba and you will find people who can recite parts of the Report of the Abyei Boundaries Commission (ABC) or the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) verbatim.
And while we are in an unpleasant sneery mood, here is a front page apology from today's Citizen newspaper.
The Citizen would like to apologize to our sincere readers for the mistake that appeared on our yesterday's lead story about Melez Zenawi, who was quoted as the President of Eritrea. The correct is that Melez Zenawi is the President of Ethiopia.
We are sure that our readers have observed that was unintended mistake.
It is an easy mistake to make. Aren't Melez, the President of Ethiopia, and Izias, the Prime Minister of Eritrea, cousins, or something like that?
Posted by aheavens at May 19, 2008 7:30 AM