Africa

Beyond the Myth of Mandela

As Jacob Zuma takes over as South Africa’s president, the ‘Beloved Country’ needs to break with idolatry

Victors and Victims

A Fork in the Road by André Brink

Dreams for their Children

The rise of Kenya's middle class offers the country, and the whole continent, hope for the future

Helping Africa Break Free

Aid to Africa is the problem, not the solution, according to Dambisa Moyo, Zambian-born economist and author of Dead Aid. She discusses the issue with Richard Dowden, executive director of the Royal African Society, and Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson

Africa Has a Dream: Obama

The new president will be welcomed by most ordinary Africans, if not by their rulers

Helping Orphans to Stay the Course

Cecily's Fund provides funding and support for the schooling of Zambia's AIDS orphans

All at Sea Over Pirates

Piracy on the high seas, especially near failed and unstable Muslim states, is becoming an international security headache

Darfur: Panic at the Palace

Rarely have expectations and realistic possibilities been so ill-matched as in Sudan

Jerusalem: No Via Media for Anglicans

Gafcon's message: that churches must return to the plain meaning of scripture, even at the risk of institutions

ONLINE ONLY: How Not to Help Africa

Why Britain’s ‘Budget Support’ is the worst kind of foreign aid.

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"
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