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Mandela saw massive change in Africa

Dec 15, 2013

Mandela saw massive change in Africa

Nelson Mandela was born into a continent colonized and in servitude to European powers in July 1918. Only Ethiopia and Liberia were independent. But Germany’s defeat in the first world war brought about a reworking of the colonial order with its possessions in what ...

Africa's Lincoln or a tyrant exploiting Rwanda's tragic story?

May 25, 2013

Africa's Lincoln or a tyrant exploiting Rwanda's tragic story?

Paul Kagame is angrier than I’ve ever seen him. Rwanda’s president is famously direct with his critics. His contempt for governments he’s crossed swords with, led by the French, is only marginally less vitriolic than his view of human-rights groups daring to lecture him, ...