Raul Castro will be speaking today at the Mandela Memorial and David Cameron won’t. Here’s why.
Tag Archives: South Africa
Nelson Mandela: 1913 – 2013.
This weekend a coterie of British businessmen including the arms dealer Rolls-Royce were jetted around Kazakhstan on board the private plane of its dictator Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has ruled the large Asian republic for 23 years by filtering oil revenues into his private bank account and cracking down on dissent.
The case for progressive internationalism is as strong as ever, but for us to have purchase on the issue of global poverty, Britain needs a presence in these countries beyond our Embassies or High Commissions.
In the last year, across the world, 30 per cent of internet users have faced increased restrictions on accessing content. The Association for Progressive Communications estimates that over 45 states have imposed some kind of online restrictions.
The Marikana massacre resulted in the deaths of 69 protesters, allegations of corruption, and appalling behaviour from businesses.
Carl Packman reviews Peter Hain’s book Outside In, and finds it to be a thoroughly good profile of a conviction politician.
Action for Souther Africa’s Tony Dykes looks at the history of the ANC, and wonders what the future holds for it.