Review: The Rhino Conspiracy by Peter Hain

Lord Hain’s novel is set in South Africa in the mid-1990s, when poachers and rangers were killing each other in an undeclared bush war and the only winners were those at the top. Review by Glyn Ford.

African authors – writing for the world

African writers are still in the throes of getting their words firmly planted on the world’s literary map, but their remarkable talents are finally receiving the recognition they deserve. Gail Collins reports.

A letter to President Biden

In an open letter to President Joe Biden, Ivor Ichikowitz warns that if the US does not take advantage of the opportunity that Africa presents and support African growth then America will lose out.

Governance – the good, the bad and the ugly

The fruits of good governance are as clear and welcome as the rotten fruit of bad governance are unwanted. So where does Africa come on the scale of governance? asks Allen Choruma.

Making democracy work in Africa

People in Africa vote with their hearts rather than on policies, but is it any different from the US, where people vote according to their ‘tribes’, asks Moky Makura.

Imagine if Capitol rioters had been Black

The assault on the US Capitol by Trump supporters brings out the stark reality that, despite the rhetoric, some American lives matter more than others, says Baffour Ankomah.