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Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Lesotho Media and the Growing Intimidation of Chinese Shop Owners

Earlier this week on my regular social media run, I came across this status update on Facebook: “I wonder if makin death threats on these asian traders will really address anythn , the commotion on radio is just misleading everyone.” Immediately, a story started forming tentacles in front of my eyes; “sinophobes!”, I exclaimed to myself.

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

The View from the Cape

When legal apartheid finally ended in 1994, South Africa’s new democracy faced one overwhelming challenge: to improve the lives of the country’s poor, or at least to maintain the hope that the future would be better. Yet...

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Predicting ‘The Moment of Revolution’