Angola, Zimbabwe, now South Africa? Africa’s new mania for orderly change

by Rashmee

Posted on February 12, 2018


Today’s ANC meeting in South Africa is simply remarkable. It illustrates the mania for orderly change that appears to be sweeping the African continent. First, Angola’s president José Eduardo dos Santos stepped aside after 38 years in power. Then Robert Mugabe, one of Africa’s longest-serving and oldest leaders, was forced out of office without bloodshed … Continue reading “Angola, Zimbabwe, now South Africa? Africa’s new mania for orderly change”

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Why the ‘Great Man’ theory applies to Trump

by Rashmee

Posted on January 26, 2017 / The National


We do not yet know if Donald Trump will prove to be a good president, but the “Great Man” theory of history began to apply to America’s 45th commander-in-chief from the minute he took office. That’s not just because he became head of the richest, most militarily powerful country in the world. The “Great Man” … Continue reading “Why the ‘Great Man’ theory applies to Trump”

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One humanity, one justice: Remembering Wembley 1988, on Mandela’s 95th

by Rashmee

Posted on July 18, 2013


It’s hard not to get emotional as one listens, 25 years on, to Mark Knopfler, playing Wembley that June. It was the concert that finally persuaded the world’s leading broadcasters to stop using the word “terrorist” to describe Nelson Mandela. (And arguably, for Mr Mandela to be released from 27-years in prison 18 months later.) … Continue reading “One humanity, one justice: Remembering Wembley 1988, on Mandela’s 95th”

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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