Silver for Sudan

Sudan has been celebrating its first Olympic medal after Ismail Ahmed Ismail battled all the way to the line for an 800m silver. The country’s big hope for a gold, the world number one this year Abubaker Kaki, crashed out in the semis but Ismail’s medal shows Sudan could become a real force in middle … More Silver for Sudan

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It’s easy to write reams about how Kenya was supposed to be a haven of stability in a troubled corner of Africa, that its press enjoys freedoms only dreamed about in much of the rest of the continent, that it had made an reasonable transition to multi-party democracy. And so on. Then you point out … More Essential Reading