Melania Trump’s Africa wardrobe evoked a brutal history of colonialism

by Rashmee

Posted on October 10, 2018 / The National


It is pointless to parse US first lady Melania Trump’s outfits for meaning, as the …

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Rwanda, DRC etc are all beset by PLEP, the Pakistan Low Expectations Phenomenon

by Rashmee

Posted on August 7, 2017


Roughly 17 African heads of state have either already rolled back or are in the …

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Not a good idea for Trump administration to disrespect Africa’s big chief, but it did

by Rashmee

Posted on May 15, 2017


No one likes getting stood up, but especially high dignitaries from South Asia or Africa …

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A president, his daughter & business success in a country whose name starts with ‘A’

by Rashmee

Posted on January 7, 2017


So what do you know about Angola? Most people will know only the following: that …

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These short stories make true the saying ‘Cairo writes, Beirut prints, Khartoum reads’

by Rashmee

Posted on August 9, 2016


I’m reading ‘The Book of Khartoum‘, which is apparently the first major collection …

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The human connection in India’s scramble for Africa

by Rashmee

Posted on July 14, 2016 / The National


  Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, left, and his host Tanzanian president John Pombe Magufuli, …

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Don’t laugh, but US should look to Gambia. Its Yahya Jammeh is like Trump

by Rashmee

Posted on June 3, 2016


Chude Jideonwo @chude has seen Donald Trump’s type of populism in Africa and, he warns, …

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From Lewiston, Maine, here’s a African refugee story with a difference

by Rashmee

Posted on December 3, 2015


Here’s a refugee story with a difference. In Lewiston, Maine’s second-largest city, Somali refugees are …

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Never mind the jokes, Tanzania’s new president is right to be an ‘austerian’

by Rashmee

Posted on November 30, 2015


#WhatWouldMagufuliDo is the hashtag that people across Africa are using to make little jokes about …

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Kagame’s Rwanda is planning a national network of ‘drone ports’. No, really

by Rashmee

Posted on November 1, 2015


When I visited Kigali a few years ago, it was obvious that President Paul Kagame …

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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