It isn’t uncommon to see South African hipsters wearing suspenders and veldskoene, which was formerly a shoe associated with the lifestyle of the old-fashioned white farmer.
Some African states resisted the demand for a wider definition of “conflict diamonds” to include government violence. They even suspected it was part a “regime change” agenda.
There are three disturbing trends in Ethiopia: tensions within the ruling party; continued ethnic tensions; and the lack of transparency around the deals done with insurgent groups.
The state basically recognised the president’s incapacity to continue holding office, while also refusing to follow the constitution. The Senate president would have assumed the position and called elections in 30-60 days.
Imprisoned several times, Nyanzi has been fearless in her criticism of Museveni. She has embraced a Ugandan tradition called ‘radical rudeness’ that dates back to pre-independence days of the late 1940s.