The 2023 election calendar has some big ones

by Rashmee

Posted on January 5, 2023


New year, new election cycles with 2023 seeing five key races: Nigeria, Turkey, Pakistan, Thailand …

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All that loving for Africa…in the US, in the World Cup

by Rashmee

Posted on December 14, 2022


America has been wooing Africa at exactly the right time. It’s been eight years since …

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Is the Africa-America axis really made real in Washington, DC?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 13, 2022


Washington, DC is holding an overdue holiday party that will last three days from kick-off …

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’42 per cent of Africa’s 130 players at Qatar were born outside the continent’

by Rashmee

Posted on December 5, 2022


More than half the 26 players in Morocco’s national football team are born in other …

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Footballers often ask themselves: Where am I really from?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 4, 2022


The BBC World Service documentary ‘Which country should I play for?’ tells an …

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‘Nervous Conditions’ is about the lot of women…and more

by Rashmee

Posted on August 2, 2022


The first line of Tsitsi Dangarembga’s novel ‘Nervous Conditions’ is not easy to forget: “I …

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‘The Joys of Motherhood’ and the women’s fiction shelf

by Rashmee

Posted on August 1, 2022


The two novels that recently brought me to rethink the categorisation of women’s fiction are …

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Two great examples of ‘women’s fiction’ show the need to level up literature as well as society

by Rashmee

Posted on July 31, 2022


I recently read two novels that made me think about womanhood as a story, if …

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Shame and glory of success in the old imperial power: Rishi Sunak…Mohamed Sarr

by Rashmee

Posted on July 23, 2022


As the Conservative Party leadership contest crystallised to a two-horse race – Rishi Sunak vs …

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Our man in Kigali (and Gitega)

by Rashmee

Posted on June 22, 2022


There may be many things to say about the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) …

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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