A Mandela boutique hotel is fine, a Mandela burger is not

by Rashmee

Posted on May 7, 2022


The Nelson Mandela Foundation, which owns the nine-room Sanctuary Mandela boutique hotel in Johannesburg, seems …

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A Mandela hotel, Gandhi cushion, Diana tat: Brand monetisation is both art and craft

by Rashmee

Posted on May 6, 2022


News of the Sanctuary Mandela boutique hotel had me thinking about my Mahatma Gandhi cushion. …

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Why parse world’s reaction? To get the truth, not what you wish were the truth

by Rashmee

Posted on March 14, 2022


On the very day that Ethiopia was flying the flag for Russia so to speak, …

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Russia has undoubtedly won friends and influenced people in Africa

by Rashmee

Posted on March 13, 2022


Countries across the African continent have suited themselves in their response to Russia’s invasion of …

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Breaking down the ‘world’ reaction to Putin’s war

by Rashmee

Posted on March 12, 2022


No matter what the western media reports, claiming it as “the world’s” reaction to Vladimir …

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A new age dawns for the classical coup?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 5, 2022


With events having unfolded as they have in Guinea-Bissau, it’s worth asking if coups …

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Hissene Habre’s death in prison is a reminder that his western counterparts go scot free

by Rashmee

Posted on August 24, 2021


News of former Chadian president Hissene Habre’s death (on August 24) made me think of …

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Zambia once heralded the ‘African Spring’

by Rashmee

Posted on August 12, 2021


Before the so-called Arab Spring there was the one in Africa. And it was heralded …

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What’s wrong with Paul Bowles? What’s wrong with us?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 27, 2021


In conversation the other day with a writer who also teaches the art and craft …

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Why the livestock farmer is the world’s next guru

by Rashmee

Posted on July 26, 2021


I was very taken by a British professor’s assertion the other day that bankers and …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK