Tearing Down History

Cecil Rhodes was racist but his life needs to be historically contextualised, not simply attacked

Israel And Integration

‘Even in Tel Aviv, they know that the words “no comment” are not in my vocabulary’

Comrade Mandela’s Legacy to the ANC

The assistance Nelson Mandela’s party received from the Soviet Union still influences the ideology of South Africa’s government

ONLINE ONLY: The Jihad Against Culture

Mali's literary heritage is at risk of destruction by Islamists bent on eradicating all art that doesn't fit their oppressive worldview

Online Only: The Kenyatta Dilemma

Britain's clumsy diplomacy has damaged relations with Kenya

Nato’s Mess

'The Sahel states are facing starvation, as well as the obliteration of the delicate religious eco-system that enabled Sufism to survive'

Why Africa is Turning East

Dambisa Moyo's Winner Take All is a worthwhile attempt to focus attention on China's increasing influence in Africa but the author fails to adequately tackle the subject

Bowled Over

From Havana to Kigali, cricket's good-news stories can be found in the least likely places

Zambia’s Confucian Capitalism

‘Explaining why he prefers imported Chinese labour, the head of Zambia’s largest construction company said: “Here they are like the British. They have tea breaks and a lot of days off”’

“At last, I feel proud to be Libyan”

Under Gaddafi, Libya was plagued by xenophobic attacks. But now its citizens are reveling in their new-found racial freedom

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"