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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UNGA 2019: there’s always a story behind a no-show

by Rashmee

Posted on September 18, 2019 / The National


Who attends the United Nations General Assembly every year – and more crucially, who doesn’t …

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What’s on BRICS’ collective mind?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 25, 2019


Today (July 25th) and tomorrow, foreign ministers of the BRICS countries meet in …

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What to look forward to (or not) in 2019

by Rashmee

Posted on January 10, 2019


It’s going to be a politically busy 2019 though there’s no certainty it’ll be a …

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If we want to save Britain from its post-Brexit economic fate, we should support Theresa May’s investment in Africa

by Rashmee

Posted on August 28, 2018 / The Independent


Theresa May has joined in a new scramble for Africa but this one is neither …

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Trump on South Africa shows poisonous mess he’s serving up on presidential china

by Rashmee

Posted on August 25, 2018


South Africa has hit back at Donald Trump’s dangerous, false, racist and race-baiting comment about …

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Indians abroad & foreign-returned: South Africa’s Guptas; Nirav Modi in US

by Rashmee

Posted on February 19, 2018


Once upon a time, Indians thought it prestigious to be “foreign-returned”. And England, the old …

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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 …

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What should we make of the way Mahatma Gandhi spoke about black people?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 5, 2015


According to a new book by two South African academics, the Mahatma regarded black people …

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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