Category Archives: Africa

Walking Egypt back from the brink of anarchy by Ebrahim Rasool and Ebrahim Moosa, Friday, August 16,

Preventing Egypt from sliding into civil war is a global security issue, as young militants who a year ago trusted the ballot box could potentially turn into the next generation of extremists. Continue reading

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Return to Dictatorship in Egypt

Then they came for the right thinking people of Egypt, and there was no one left to speak for what is “right,” for “thinking,” and for the “people.” Continue reading

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Timbuktu Manuscripts: Civil War and the Documents of Civilization

  “There is no document of civilization which is not at the same time a document of barbarism” Walter Benjamin Today I received an update on the status of the Ahmad Baba library in Timbuktu following news that it might have been torched … Continue reading

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