President Hamid Karzai on Monday denounced Western accounting firms and advisers for corruption and failing to detect Kabul Bank’s troubles. via Karzai Blames Western Firms for Kabul Bank’s Troubles – NYTimes.com.
Authorities swiftly countered a small demonstration over rising commodity prices in Kampala, firing tear gas and live ammunition and arresting two former presidential candidates. via Police Move Swiftly to Prevent Protest in Uganda – NYTimes.com.
A military tribunal sentenced Maikel Nabil, 25, for criticizing the armed forces for what he called its continuation of Hosni Mubarak’s corruption and anti-democratic practices. via Egypt Sentences Blogger to 3 Years – NYTimes.com.
The Italian interior minister questioned the utility of the European Union Monday following a disagreement over how to handle an influx of immigrants from North Africa. via Italy Lashes Out at European Union Over Immigrants – NYTimes.com.