Monthly Archives: February 2013

Swahili, slavery, socialism and superstition – II

I now asked myself if the pain of the journey would not far exceed the pleasure of travel. I had a couple of minutes to decide and I made a dash for the exit door, pulling my bag behind me, … Continue reading

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Swahili, socialism, slavery and superstition – I

Nyerere and “socialism” gave Tanzania a modicum of stability, peace, dignity and international standing that were sadly lacking in the neighbouring countries.  Tribalism and tribal violence do not stalk Tanzania as they do the countries around it. 

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Terror in Timbuktu

France has been choosing its battles wisely, unlike the Americans who get into unjustifiable and unnecessary “shock and awe” wars that tend to become interminable tales of body counts and body bags

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