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 …

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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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Does Norway get the right to warn or advise on Gabon’s forests in return for big bucks?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 1, 2021


/ TAKE UP ONE IDEA If I pay you to keep something safe does that …

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America is no South Africa, that’s for sure

by Rashmee

Posted on June 30, 2021


/IT’S THE BUSINESS South Africa’s highest court has sentenced former president Jacob Zuma to 15 …

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What’s the point of the Nobel Peace Prize now?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 23, 2021


/ TAKE UP ONE IDEA Does the Nobel Peace Prize matter any longer? To the …

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Being generous with vaccines will benefit rich countries

by Rashmee

Posted on May 25, 2021 / The National


The World Health Organisation’s decision-making assembly begins today at an inflection point in the pandemic. …

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Imagine what could happen if Africa were truly to celebrate its art (and philosophy)

by Rashmee

Posted on February 18, 2021


/ TAKE UP ONE IDEA No one can accuse the African Union (AU) of overpromising …

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Museveni‘s Uganda: A template for presidents who don’t want to leave office

by Rashmee

Posted on January 12, 2021


Does any of this sound familiar? A president who refuses to leave office and will …

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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