“… The share of the ­African population dying in wars (including genocides) every year is on the order of .01% over the past four decades, and the percentage of the population composed of refugees was about 0.5% in 2005. This is of no comfort to Africans today who are victims of still much too frequent horrors; bless ­anyone who can stop the horrors or help the victims, but no one should make Africa-wide policy as if this were the norm…”


HT: Caitlin Chandler

Further Reading

No more caricatures

Engaging seriously with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s life could help us understand how South Africa got where it is and where it’s going.