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The Emperor's New Clothes – A Tale For The 21st Century

Many years ago there was an Emperor so exceedingly fond of new clothes that he spent all his money on being well dressed. He had a coat for every hour of the day. Every day many strangers came to town, and among them one day came two swindlers. They let it be known they were weavers, and they said they could weave the most magnificent fabrics imaginable. Not only were their colors and patterns uncommonly fine, but clothes made of this cloth had a wonderful way of becoming invisible to anyone who was unfit for his office, or who was unusually stupid.

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Cameroon: Villages Burn in Conflict Pitting Anglo– versus Francophones

On the Road to Peace? – Inaugural SIPRI Lecture by HE Dr Hans Blix