My Safari Soundtrack

NAIROBI: Like most correspondents in this part of the world, I spend a lot of time bouncing around in the back of 4x4s on my way to story locations. Reading is pretty much impossible but I’ve spent a lot of time plugged into my iPod trying to find the perfect safari soundtrack. For me the … More My Safari Soundtrack

The Devil Came on a Variety of Modes of Transport but was not Wearing Prada

NAIROBI: There have been a couple of cracking films set in Africa this year. Blood Diamond and The Last King of Scotland captured the essence of Sierra Leone and Idi Amin’s Uganda respectively. Even Blood Diamond with its Hollywood trappings managed to convey the complexities and moral ambiguities of the illegal trade in gems. The … More The Devil Came on a Variety of Modes of Transport but was not Wearing Prada

French Connection

NAIROBI: For anyone who might have doubted Lakhdar Brahimi’s statement that the West was too soft on the Darfur rebels, I offer the following link without comment Sudanese troops behind fatal attack on peacekeepers, says Darfur rebel chief  

Genocide is not the Only Crime II

NAIROBI: The reaction to Jimmy Carter’s comments on genocide continues. The latest contributor to the debate row is the prolific Eric Reeves writing in New Republic. It is not surprising, given his previous writings on the subject, that Professor Reeves goes for the jugular in describing Carter’s genocide denial as “foolish” and plain “wrong”. So where do we … More Genocide is not the Only Crime II