Mengistu Haile Mariam
Africa’s mass trauma 

Africa’s mass trauma 

Why Africans still vote for toxic post-liberation tyrants Since the end of colonialism, apartheid and white-minority regimes, many African countries appear to have had disproportionally large numbers of psychopathic,...

Time for change

Time for change

African leadership: the golden age The continent’s current crop of leaders is more acquiescent than their post-colonial predecessors in dealing with external attempts at unwarranted interference Former Nigerian...

No war, no peace

No war, no peace

Ethiopia and Eritrea: sustainable peace? The recent thaw in relations between the two countries is embodied in the fears and hopes of people living in a disputed border town At first glance, Badme – a dusty border town...

Eritrea: dictatorship and terror

Eritrea: dictatorship and terror

  Eritrea is a paradox, a country that dips vertiginously from the mountains into the sea, from mellow temperate Asmara, the capital, to the scorching coastal port of Massawa. On the capital’s boulevards, fashionistas...