Africa Update: The rainbow nation resenting

News in Africa this week has been dominated by the South African riots. A statistic that plays a huge part in this story is the unemployment rate in South Africa; around 25%. Those rioting believe that foreign migrants take jobs from natives. This compared with the fact that South Africa is Africa‚Äôs second largest economy…

African Strife: The Never Ending Story

Hello to the few and the brave and the patient, after three months I return with a wealth of content to discuss: starting with Africa. Let us open with catching up on the crisis in South Sudan and CAR which the world seems fit to ignore but which I will update you on. As mainstream…

As it happens…Strange times in the Congo (10/12/12)

I’ll just give up apologising for not being here, it’s been a month and twelve days since my last foray into politics. Sir Patrick Moore, the popular astronomer, sadly died recently; Kate Middleton’s pregnancy appears to grow more fraught by the day. Oh, and until about two weeks ago UK aid money was funding the…