Margaret Thatcher’s ‘Marshall Plan for southern Africa’

Martin Plaut, School of Advanced Study Margaret Thatcher wooed the South African government with promises of a “Marshall Plan for southern Africa” and helped “save” the independence of Namibia, according to newly released papers. The events they cover provide an insight into a March 1989 visit to Britain by the South African foreign minister, Pik …

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Trial in Senegal of former Chadian president is a victory for civil society

Marie Gibert, Birkbeck, University of London Hopes have been raised that the victims of atrocities perpetrated more than 25 years ago by the regime of Hissène Habré, Chad’s former president, may at last find justice. The former dictator is on trial before Senegal’s Extraordinary African Chambers for crimes including the politically motivated murders of at …

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Book Review: ‘Reader’s Digest Illustrated History of South Africa’

(This book review was originally published in the New York City Tribune on Wednesday, August 2, 1989, before the release of Nelson Mandela from prison and the legalization of anti-apartheid political groups such as the ANC, and five years before South Africa’s first multiracial, democratic elections.) RICHARD SINCERE An Outstanding Work Condemned to Obsolescence by …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 25 June 2015

Askari: A Story of Collaboration and Betrayal in the Anti-Apartheid Struggle, by Jacob Dlamini Release Date: June 25, 2015 Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd ‘Comrade September’, a member of the ANC and its military wing, MK, was abducted from his hideout in Swaziland by South African security forces in August 1986 and taken …

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Book Review: ‘South Africa’s War Against Capitalism’ by Walter E. Williams

This article originally appeared in Volume 3, Number 3, of International Freedom Review (Spring 1990). ENDING APARTHEID, ENDING SOCIALISM South Africa’s War Against Capitalism by Walter E. Williams [New York: Praeger (A Cato Institute Book), 1989, 159 pp., $19.95, cloth] Reviewed by Richard E. Sincere, Jr. The mythology of African liberation movements asserts that the …

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