Ethiopia

Africa’s disappointing Olympics – so far

Rio has not been a great success for African athletes. There have been some wonderful individual performances, like Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana smashing the world record by over 14 seconds to win Olympic gold in the women’s 10,000m. But great running nations of the past – like the Kenyans – have been dogged by allegations of…

UN Plane Congo

Did South Africans kill the UN’s Dag Hammarskjöld?

The United Nations is re-opening its investigation into the death of its Secretary General, Dag Hammarskjöld in the Congo in 1961, after new documents emerge from South Africa. Martin Did SA spies bomb UN boss’ plane? De Wet Potgieter 2015-08-17 07:00 Source: City Press Swedish investigators probing if a secret South African spy operation could have…

Hardie Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn is no Keir Hardie – Hardie’s biographer

By Kenneth O Morgan – Keir Hardie’s biographer Source: Daily Record KEIR Hardie spent his time in the Labour party doing everything to unite it – while Corbyn seems to be set on splitting it up. THE Labour Party are a coalition, made up of purists and pragmatists. The party’s folk hero is the Lanarkshire…