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The Queen and I

In this year of the Platinum Jubilee of the UK’s Queen Elizabeth ll, Lord Hain recalls some encounters with Her Majesty from his own long stint as a front-bench British politician.

African migration: A golden opportunity squandered

A recent UN forum on migration was a golden opportunity for Africa to make its case on the movement of labour across the world but a weak stance and infighting meant that the chance was squandered.

The significance of Lumumba’s golden tooth

As the only remaining part of Patrice Lumumba’s body is laid to rest in Kinshasa, the big lie has been exposed for what it was and no one is under any illusions about the real role of Belgium in the Congo.