Friday, 27 February 2015

Discordant Afghanistan



By Stephen Cheney

Strangers meet, IFF.
Shadows killing shadows.
Shells and empty cases,
an acrid, metallic
knife-edged smell.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Genocide & Racism: Perverting Terms to Escape Criticism

Interior of the Mosque of El Ghoree - David Roberts

In the past decade, there has been an ever increasing number of organisations abusing certain terms. For example,  the words Genocide and Racism have been suffering abuse from many left-leaning groups and individuals.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Concerning Angola


By Scott Morgan

Angola is considered to be one of the four main pillars of the US Policy towards Africa. The others are Nigeria, South Africa and Ethiopia.

Just how close are relations between Luanda and Washington? During the final phase of the Cold War Angola was a battlefield. It won its independence in 1975 from Portugal. Until 2002 it faced an Insurgency backed mostly by the Apartheid Era South African Government and received support from Cuba. In 2014 Angola replaced Nigeria as the main supplier of Petroleum to the United States.