Like Others Before Him, Meles Failed To See That There’s A Smarter Way To Be A Dictator In Africa: The Limits Of The ‘Authoritarian Bargain’ (Part II)

On September 2, 2012, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi was buried in the capital Addis Ababa. It was an emotional event, and the high and mighty of Africa all assembled, and messages poured in from all over the world. However, many Ethiopians who hated Zenawi, a man they viewed as an autocrat and dangerous tribalist, were instead celebrating his demise. …

Kony 2012 Video, Demons And The Beast, And How We Got Here (Part 3)

“Joseph Kony, a former altar boy subscribing to the same mchuzi mix of traditional-ne-fundamentalist Catholicism as Lakwena, and who also dabbled in the occult, had been lurking in the shadows in the last days of the Holy Spirit movement, recruiting former soldiers to his cause”  This is the third part of the well-known and little-known bits of the story of …