The new scramble for Africa | by Conn Hallinan

The new scramble for Africa | by Conn Hallinan

Are we witnessing a new “scramble for Africa?” Conn Hallinan presents his view of the current resource scramble for oil and other energy sources led by the United States, linking it to the war in Libya, rivalry with China and the African Contingency...
Zimbabwe: A tale of two Chinas | by Khadija Sharife

Zimbabwe: A tale of two Chinas | by Khadija Sharife

‘The last time I spoke to my mum, she said “mwanangu tichiri musango” – meaning my son, we are still in the bush,’ said ‘China’, a Zimbabwean civil society activist based in South Africa.In late March this year, China’s mother was forced to flee...
His Hollowness the 14th Dalai Lama

His Hollowness the 14th Dalai Lama

This month sees an official visit to Australia by the 14th Dalai Lama. A deluxe package, priced at $5,000, will give you the chance to witness the teachings and the “journey of a man of compassion and wisdom”. The main event in Melbourne, a three-day teaching session,...