The author has been in the room during the big peace talks in the Horn of Africa, interviewing and befriending the region’s Big Men. The result is indigestible but brilliant.
Violence affects all South Africans, with the greatest impact on black and poor people. Young black men have the highest chance of being murdered. Violence against children and women is at the root of this problem.
Africa is a continent about which many wildly different stories have been told. It has not always been provided the chance to tell its own stories.
Assassinations are growing, and corruption and state penetration by organised crime are deepening
A study found that northern Uganda had the highest rate of post-traumatic stress and depression ever recorded among displaced and conflict-affected populations anywhere in the world.