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Sunday 22 August 2010

wikileaks and the twitterverse

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.

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Friday 5 March 2010

Zimbabwe sanctions

Flag_of_Zimbabwe.jpg 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 :)

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Sunday 7 December 2008

Zimbabwean Home Affairs, food security

Flag_of_Zimbabwe.jpg 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.

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Monday 14 April 2008

Zimbabwe - Thabo Mbeki and Aziz Pahad

Flag_of_Zimbabwe.jpg Since the election itself, we have watched, in slow motion, the frantic backpedalling of ZanuPF to steal the elections after the fact.

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Wednesday 2 April 2008

Rock, Paper, Scissors

250px-Flag_of_the_Movement_for_Democratic_Change.svg.png 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.

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Monday 24 December 2007

Aftermath of Polokwane

Zuma T-Shirt The Polokwane conference was a triumph of process, and a disaster for results. Much negotiation remains to be done during the last 18 months of Mbeki's presidency.

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Tuesday 20 March 2007

Leadership in Africa

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.

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