This year’s record crossings compare to just 25,898 in 2006 – when Yemen was not at war and would therefore have been a more “attractive” destination
The combination of improved life expectancy, greater political stability, and the shift toward presidency-for-life, means that as Africa becomes the world’s youngest continent, it will also have some of its oldest leaders
A plague near the entrance to Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Cathedral in Asmara, Eritrea, lists Benito Mussolini as a donor.
Photographs are often able to capture Africa failures, its successes, its beauty and ugliness in dramatic ways
ONE OF the biggest mistakes the world has made about Africa over the years, is to work from the position that it is politics is driven by ethnic rage and fear, a simple desire to grab public goodies for one’s family and clan, ignorance, superstition, and an anti-technology culture. I suspect African leaders like that, because it means they are …