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David L Smith

David L Smith

    Kano is a book lover's paradise
    Kano is a book lover's paradise
    I didn’t want to go to Nigeria. I have nothing against the place, I just had too much to do in too many other places that I felt I knew...
    Depressing end to Afcon for DRC team
    Depressing end to Afcon for DRC team
    The sound generated by the Congolese fan club maintained a steady deafening level until about the 75th minute of the game. That's when it finally...
    Bewitching tale casts light on Kinshasa's street children
    Bewitching tale casts light on Kinshasa's street children
    Kinshasa is the second-biggest French-speaking city in the world. One might expect it would follow in the footsteps of Paris, a fabulous book city...
    Humanising hate crimes
    Humanising hate crimes
    A Man of Good Hope
    CAR is being robbed of its future
    CAR is being robbed of its future
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    Disarmed to the teeth in Bangui
    Disarmed to the teeth in Bangui
    There's election fever in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). It seems as if everybody is declaring themselves a candidate for...
    CAR: A fighting chance is not enough
    CAR: A fighting chance is not enough
    "The situation in the Central African Republic has changed drastically … there's been a grave deterioration of the human rights...
    Central African Republic descends unchecked into hell
    Central African Republic descends unchecked into hell
    That's how medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) describes the country that briefly dominated news in South Africa...
    Bozizé out of the frying pan into SA?
    Bozizé out of the frying pan into SA?
    That's the question Central African Republic (CAR) watchers have been asking all week. He is François Bozizé, the man who used to...
    Somalians wish to forge their own destiny
    Somalians wish to forge their own destiny
    Somalia is one of those places where President Jacob Zuma does not feel the need to send peace­keepers; he refused an African Union request a...
    CAR: Bozizé, Zuma in backroom troops deal
    CAR: Bozizé, Zuma in backroom troops deal
    The government of the Central African Republic did not make a formal request to South Africa to send troops there. Ousted president François...
    CAR's criminal soldiers 'out of control'
    CAR's criminal soldiers 'out of control'
    But there is absolutely no doubt who these elements are – they are Seleka soldiers who self-proclaimed president Michel Djotodia has not...