The former comrades in arms, Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Paul Kagame of Rwanda (his one-time security chief) have fallen out. Never slow to pick up the gun – Kagame in particular – both of them control and supply militias in the region. Now they seem to be […]
“We have people in power who are not accountable to the people. If there is a regime like that, there is no way you can guarantee that it will not mismanage the economy today or tomorrow. Therefore the only thing to do is the restore peace to the […]
The 1955 Rivonia treason trial in South Africa was an event of monumental, almost biblical stature. Not just was – is. Nelson Mandela and his comrades were on trial for their lives. The African National Congress leaders had been caught red-handed at a house called Liliesleaf Farm north […]
Africa is…a phrase we often hear. But it is impossible to make general statements about Africa. It is the most diverse continent on the planet. And it changes fast, sometimes for the worse but increasingly for the better – although it has a daunting mountain to climb to […]
The imminent death of twenty thousand men That, for a fantasy and trick of fame Go to their graves like beds, fight for a plot Whereon the numbers cannot try the cause Which is not tomb enough and continent To hide the slain. Hamlet’s words came to […]
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