17 November 2010

Weird sentences

The decision of the British in 1956 to attach southern Sudan to the ethnically distinct north rather than to allow it to form part of a west African union was an important factor behind the problems that have troubled the area ever since.
That is Ed Pilkington, the Guardian's New York correspondent.

West Africa?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL. I was thinking the same thing

Tom said...

Not weird. Just wrong. Why can't we have a press corps that does rudimentary fact checks, or even better, journalists with a vague sense of geography.

Roving Bandit said...

I was desperately hoping that it was actually bizarrely true. Surely Guardian journalists aren't that stupid and that wrong?

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