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Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

On the ‘white man’ comment by Israel’s Interior Minister

A muted response in the blogosphere persuaded me to write about Israeli interior minister Eli Yishai’s now not-so-recent remark, which I’ve come to think of as ‘the “white man” comment’. If you missed it, in June 2012 Yishai, responding to criticism of Israel’s treatment of African migrants, claimed that: “Muslims that arrive here do not

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Nigeria’s Prophet

By now you’ve probably watched the (British) Channel 4 TV documentary film about Nigeria’s millionaire preachers–the fake healing, buckets full of money, police escorts, mall openings as well as flash. This all against a background of grinding...

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

The White Man’s Burden

This does not get old. The trailer for the new film “Machine Gun Preacher.”

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Ramadan Kareem

Though it remains to be seen what political, economic and social changes will happen (if any) in the “New Egypt,” its first Ramadan after Mubarak’s downfall will undoubtably be memorable. Iftar in Tahrir will be magnificent, I...

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Tartan Army

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Everyone’s an African

Brett Davidson Regional lobby group, the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA), has drafted an equal rights manifesto in conversation with civil society, cultural and religious leaders from around the continent. It presents the arguments...

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