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.
Former anti-apartheid campaigner and UK Cabinet Minister Peter Hain reminisces about his encounters with the great Nelson Mandela.
Speaking from his perspective as a UK government minister during the 9/11 attacks which led to the invasion of Afghanistan, Lord Peter Hain is frank about the errors made and worries that the recent events will distract from urgent issues in Africa.
It’s hardly surprising that the world is competing over vaccines when our era has seen nationalism vanquishing internationalism and unilateralism overwhelming multilateralism, says Lord 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.
Despite cosmetic changes, a deeply ingrained culture based on racism continues to distort South African sport. Mushtak Parker reports.