Tag Archives: Abyssinia

Political Schizophrenia in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is perhaps one of the most notorious so-called “unity governments” in Africa formed in the wake of controversial and disputed elections, by which the former ruling party and the opposition party share power. The practical operation of this type … Continue reading

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Monumental Fiasco

Senegal has unveiled the African Renaissance Monument, built near Dakar International Airport. The ceremony marking completion was held last week on the 50th anniversary of Senegal’s independence from France. At 50 meters in height, it is taller than the Statue … Continue reading

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The Original Coming Anarchy: Violence in West Africa

Ahh, Africa — the dark continent. I know, I know, I should be more politically correct. But not a week goes by without a story reminding us that Africa is a sprawling realm of utter human misery, despair, and chaos. … Continue reading

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Pirate Stock Exchange Open for Business

For those still peddling the line that piracy is carried out by poor, starving Africans, victimized by evil European fisherman, this article not only provides evidence to the contrary, but speaks to the advanced nature of it in both a … Continue reading

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The “German Putsch”

Although the news is currently focusing on the shooting of over a hundred protesters in Guinea, another side of the story unheard in English language news regards the background of the country’s current president, Moussa Dadis Camara. Prior to overthrowing … Continue reading

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Not So Dark

A Fistful of Euros has an interesting collection of first impressions in a visit to Senegal, and takes not on how French it is. I would recommend reading the entire post in its entirety, but one interesting comment is noted … Continue reading

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The Constituent Kingdoms of Uganda

Uganda, as a landlocked African nation, experienced colonialism only in the late 19th century, well after European interests had taken control in most other regions of Africa. In the late 19th century it became a protectorate under the British, and … Continue reading

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God’s Gift to Guinea-Bissau Assasinated

João Bernardo “Nino” Vieira, President of Guinea-Bissau for several decades, was assasinated yesterday by soldiers of the country’s army, apparently in retaliation for the killing of General Batista Tagme Na Waie, Vieira’s chief rival and who had previously survived a … Continue reading

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Which African Nation?

Previously: Which Iberia? – Which Alexandria? – Which Albania? Ghana, Mali and Benin are the names of three modern Africa republics. They are also the names of medieval African kingdoms with little if any connection to the modern states that … Continue reading

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Hostile Takeovers or Good Corporate Governance?

Somali piracy has become a major news item, and most are blaming Somalia’s chronic anarchy. In truth, the pirates have become a highly organized business that originates in the stable civic society of Puntland in the north, not the chaos … Continue reading

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