CRISIS IN THE GREAT LAKES 5: Circling The Wagons, And The Smell Of Diamonds, Oil, And Money In Air

UNLESS you are from Southern Africa, then perhaps you haven’t heard that a young smart businessman called Khulubuse Zuma is engaged to Swazi Princess Fiksiwe. Fiksiwe is half-sister to Swaziland King Mswati. Mswati’s many extravagant weddings, harem, the Umhlanga (the annual reed where young maidens parade  barechest before the monarch) over which he presides, are perhaps the most famous things …

CRISIS IN THE GREAT LAKES 1: For Rwanda It’s Back To 1996… And For Tanzania It’s Back To Uganda 1982

A clash in DRC between Rwanda forces and Tanzanian troops, should it ever come to pass, would there not be so new. It could be said to be a reacquaintance after 31 years.