As the confessor-in-chief of South Africa’s transition to democracy, the archbishop upheld a vision of political justice rooted in atonement and empathy, rather than action and accountability.
Desmond Tutu was a teacher, preacher, ‘public enemy number one’, Nobel Peace laureate, mediator and conciliator who proved in the course of a long and caring life that he was a man for all seasons.
The author delivers a searing and unforgettable take on the spiritual corruption that has engulfed his homeland and the wounds it leaves on a quartet of friends.
The explosion of rage in South Africa in response to the multinational company exploring for oil and gas in the ocean off the Wild Coast is entirely justified.
It took the man he was to bring white public opinion and the security forces to the negotiation table, but his apology for apartheid was too little, too late.
The coup on 25 October inflamed already rising tensions in the Horn of Africa, with the military assaulting and shooting demonstrators at mass rallies calling for a democratic government.
A new book co-authored by Noam Chomsky updates his critique of capitalism with insightful comment on what has allowed the tyranny of the common sense consensus to flourish for so long.
The military presence of the United States in Africa is strategic and enduring. It ensures a fragmented continent, easily pliable to the West’s interests and a convenient site for the ‘new Cold War’.
What will the renewable energy economy mean for millions of people who have spent their lives digging for coal, oil and gas, or servicing other carbon-intensive industries?