Compo culture comes to Kenya
Compensating Kenyans for their treatment during the Mau Mau uprising makes a mockery of anti-colonial struggles.
|Tuesday 12 March 2013|
Kenya’s mighty snub to the West
By electing Uhuru Kenyatta as president, Kenyans showed they are not willing to have their future decided by outsiders.
|Monday 4 February 2013|
Cameron - the heir to Blairite barbarism
It is fitting that Tony Blair should cheer Cameron's meddling in Africa, considering it's driven by shallow, reckless, Blair-style posturing.
|Tuesday 22 January 2013|
How Cameron created the chaos in north Africa
It takes great shamelessness for the PM to wring his hands over the crises in Mali and Algeria, seeing as his attack on Libya nurtured them.
|Wednesday 26 September 2012|
South Africa: still an apartheid state
ESSAY: The roots of the Marikana massacre lie in the ANC’s deep antipathy to those it relied upon to rise to power: the black working classes.
|Tuesday 21 August 2012|
Massacre of the miners: the ANC’s Sharpeville
Why is there reluctance to discuss the killing of 34 miners in South Africa? Because it explodes the myth of a post-Apartheid ‘rainbow nation’.
|Thursday 2 August 2012|
Who really made a mess of Rwanda?
It is a bit rich for Western governments and NGOs to condemn Paul Kagame, seeing as they helped give birth to his anti-genocidal autocracy.
|Tuesday 29 May 2012|
‘Let’s teach these darkies about the rule of law’
Courtenay Griffiths, lead counsel for ex-Liberian president Charles Taylor, tells spiked about the racial bias in international criminal justice.
|Tuesday 29 May 2012|
We must be free to mock Jacob Zuma
Sharmini Brookes reports from South Africa on the storm caused by a painting of the president’s penis.
|Monday 30 April 2012|
is no justice at all
An international court's trial of ex-Liberian president Charles Taylor dents the democratic rights of West Africans.
|Tuesday 13 March 2012|
The Kony viral campaign? Dislike
With its inaccuracies and childish arguments, Kony2012 is no help whatsoever to the people of Uganda.
|Wednesday 11 January 2012|
Taking risks in pursuit of the truth
The jailing of two Swedish journalists in Ethiopia is a powerful reminder of the need for investigative reporting.
|Tuesday 13 December 2011|
AIDS and the rise of
the behaviour police
After much self-congratulation amongst safe-sex crusaders on Worlds AIDS Day, Philip Alcabes says their scaremongering was far from a good thing.
|Wednesday 28 September 2011|
Why Fairtrade is an unfair deal
Buying Fairtrade products may make consumers feel good, but in reality they amount to a PC-form of bonded labour.
|Tuesday 9 August 2011|
Famine in Somalia: it’s not all about us
From climate change to guilt-tripping about donations, the Somalian famine has been framed by Western concerns.
|Wednesday 29 June 2011|
How to prolong a conflict, ICC-style
The ICC warrant for Gaddafi may make Western powers feel good, but it will make things a whole lot worse in Libya.
|Tuesday 5 April 2011|
Keeping the poor in the dark
New World Bank rules restricting support for coal-fired power stations will confine millions to poverty.
|Tuesday 15 March 2011|
The court where the West judges the Rest
The ICC metes out ‘justice’ to poor countries while denying them any say in their own affairs.
|Wednesday 23 February 2011|
Overdue end to the old world order
The Arab uprisings shocked us all – but perhaps the even bigger surprise is that these empty regimes have taken so long to crumble.
|Wednesday 2 February 2011|
This yearning for freedom will not lead to theocracy
The fear that the Egyptian uprising will create ‘another Iran’ reveals the extent to which 1979 still haunts the Western imagination.