Last month wikileaks published a large tranche of Afghan war documents, that the Pentagon doesn't like. Actually, they want it all back, if such a thing is possible in the download age.
Sunday 22 August 2010
By Andy on Sunday 22 August 2010, 17:59 - Politics
Friday 5 March 2010
By Andy on Friday 5 March 2010, 09:19 - Politics
I was invited to participate in BBC World Service 'Africa have your say' call-in programme to discuss Zuma's request to Gordon Brown that sanctions be lifted. I was given 30 seconds very near the end of the programme, and I handled it poorly. This post is to make up for it :)
Sunday 7 December 2008
By Andy on Sunday 7 December 2008, 15:08
The Ministry of Home Affairs, Zimbabwe is position in the Zimbabwean government is currently subject to a tussle of control between Zanu-PF and MDC. However it is overshadowed by the Provincial administration in the communal areas, which largely controls food distribution.
Monday 14 April 2008
By Andy on Monday 14 April 2008, 17:27
Since the election itself, we have watched, in slow motion, the frantic backpedalling of ZanuPF to steal the elections after the fact.
Wednesday 2 April 2008
By Andy on Wednesday 2 April 2008, 12:00
Zimbabwe went to elections last weekend. The Movement for Democratic Change use the open hand as a symbol, ZanuPF the cockerel. ZanuPF were so bereft of ideas that their slogan was "Get behind the fist" - a clear counterpoint to MDC's open hand. That makes international opinion the Scissors - unable to conquer the Rock.
Monday 24 December 2007
By Andy on Monday 24 December 2007, 10:29
Tuesday 20 March 2007
By Andy on Tuesday 20 March 2007, 11:16
The continent still has a way to go to transition from Kings to Leaders, and South Africa's president will change before the 2010 Soccer World Cup. On Human Rights Day, some thoughts on the process.