Islamic State in West Africa digs wells, provides some basic healthcare, has a judicial system in and a tax regime that’s generally accepted – creating an environment where people can do business.
The “predator” coverage portrays African countries as “set to burn as debt soars”. The “friend” image is portrayed through coverage of officials rejecting this view.
Nnedi Okorafor in “Lagoon” and Tade Thompson in “Rosewater” take us to Nigeria to illuminate the “what-ifs” of that society for Nigerians themselves.
A MILITARY coup d’etat in Sudan has ended Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year rule. This is the sixth coup the country’s military have led since independence in 1956. The military were pressured into the coup by the country’s third major civilian uprising. Historically, the two most famous uprisings were the October Revolution of 1964, which ushered out Sudan’s first military regime, and …
Just like Boubacar Boris Diop’s celebrated novel “Murambi, the Book of Bones”, several other accounts of the genocide present encounters with atrocity as descent into hell.