I was being spoken to by the Ethiopian Foreign Minister but I had my back to him. I was facing a wall. It was like a bad dream. I quickly swung my chair round and apologised – out loud. A moment ago I had been floating downstream about […]
“I’m sure you can find something nice to write about Saudi Arabia” said the Deputy Editor, “just make sure you don’t upset them”. It was 1986 and The Times was running a Saudi Arabia special report, a multi page pull out. I had recently broken a story about […]
What is the UK doing in Africa? And do three recent political changes in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Angola, bring promise of better governance in Africa and a chance for Britain to re-engage? The jury is still out on whether Robert Mugabe’s removal as president will bring real […]
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