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Humphrey Sipalla

Wade, Ecowas court and the one-man Senegalese state

The Senegalese drama teaches us that we need strongly rooted institutions to help govern African states, not super-centralised monoliths.

The people vs their leaders

The Organisation of African Unity and its successor, the African Union, have developed a habit over the past five decades.

African fears about SA are being confirmed

Betrayal describes the general reaction to the xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Betrayal and disgust. Like Caesar, we turn in shock and slowly reach for the knife in our back, not quite feeling the pain yet. Slowly we look down to our bloodied fingers, then look up to our brother. ''Et tu Brute?''

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