AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

60 Minutes

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Mandela in the Cross Hairs

By Neelika Jayawardane A lesser man may relish, cultivate, and aid the construction of living icon-hood (see Out of Africa Redux). But in Conversations with Myself, the “sequel” to Long Walk to Freedom, Mandela reveals “anxiety about how his life as leader of the anti-apartheid struggle affected relatives”, insistent that the public should not, in

Monday, December 7th, 2009

“THE SAUDI ARABIA OF MINERALS”

Scott Pelley’s excellent report on CBS magazine program, “60 Minutes,” on the causes of the “civil” war in Eastern Congo (it’s more a multinational war), is worth sitting through. Pelley refers to Congo as the “Saudi Arabia...