POLITICS

African inequality rising

Witness Nigeria. The African goliath has in recent years climbed steadily through the ranks of the UN’s Human Developmen…

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Patrice Lumumba (1925–1961)

Patrice Lumumba was prime minister of a newly independent Congo for only seven months between 1960 and 1961 before he wa…

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The Arabs had a country

The death of Fidel Castro prompted some debate in the West. Many commentators concluded that the Cuban revolution’s desc…

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The year of Elaine Salo

It is very difficult to write or speak about Elaine Salo in the past tense. I first met Elaine in the mid-1990s.  I’ve g…

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