Talk:Brazzaville picks up the pieces after ammo depot explosion

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Original and notes to the reviewer[edit]

I interviewed Dr. Kelechi Kalu, director, Center for African Studies, The Ohio State University on March 29, 2012. I used a quote within the article.

Paragraph 1: The ICRC reported 303 deaths in the news 3/22/12 release. The IFRC's news release March 7 gives the length of the relief effort and also later on the most affected parts of the city.

  • Note: The name of the depot in French is Regiment Blindé Munitions.

Paragraph 2: Handicap International had figures on the distance of the spread

Paragraph 2: Information on the Talangai Hospital can be found in the ICRC news release.

Paragraph 3: US CIA, Section:"People and Society," The World Factbook. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, (page last updated on March 19, 2012).

Paragraph 3: US State Dept, Section:"People," Background Note: Republic of the Congo. Washington, DC: US State Department, (January 3, 2012).

Paragraph 3: The ICRC news release listed on the front page.

Second from last paragraph: Notes for information from Christian Sedar Ndinga, president of the Congolese Red Cross, comes from a IFRC video news release downloaded from the African tab.

Last paragraph: Richard Moyes, director of policy and research at Landmine Action, Explosive Violence: The Problem of Explosive Weapons. London: Landmine Action, 2009. (See pages 22-25)

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My focus here is twofold: 1) While the explosion at the depot occurred March 4, 2012, the relief effort is ongoing. 2) The high death rates from explosions are unusual and makes this case noteworthy but also creates the large-scale relief effort.

As far as documents go, I would never claim the CIA World Factbook or the State Dept Background Notes are primary. However, the Landmine Action study is a primary source. The organization brought together its own research in collaboration with Medact in monograph form. This source is used back the claim that the explosion at Brazzaville was 100 times worse than the average incident.

I also wanted to leave a trail above to make it easier on the editor to review. Crtew (talk) 03:12, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Review of revision 1454998 [Not ready][edit]

Done

In this version, I emphasized Dr. Kalu spoke to Wikinews.Crtew (talk) 18:50, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Review request[edit]

The first three sources update the article in terms of casualties, missing children, health and munitions disposal. This is current up to today April 2. The second part of the article puts the blast almost one month ago into perspective. The last part talks about the relief operation. In two days, it will have been one month since the blast and the relief operations will go on for 3 more.Crtew (talk) 21:58, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Review of revision 1458343 [Passed][edit]

Cleanup[edit]

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And the World Health Organization has confirmed around 10 cases of cholera, which was supported by Alexis Elira Dokekias, who is the nation's director general of health.


Can that paragraph be changed to read, "The World Health Organization has confirmed approximately 10 cases of cholera. This report was confirmed by Alexis Elira Dokekias, the nation's Director General of Health." ?? Thanks!! Bddpaux (talk) 20:14, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Comment Going to defer a decision on that. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:25, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
I'm taking a look. --Pi zero (talk) 20:37, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
Did this. --Pi zero (talk) 20:46, 2 August 2012 (UTC)