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Martin Plaut

Martin Plaut

    How the glow of the historic accord between Ethiopia and Eritrea has faded
    How the glow of the historic accord between Ethiopia and Eritrea has faded
    A year ago Eritreans could hardly contain their joy as Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed touched down in...
    How foreign backing is keeping Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir in power
    How foreign backing is keeping Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir in power
    Day after day Sudanese are
    Revealed: Margaret Thatcher’s ‘Marshall Plan for southern Africa’
    Revealed: Margaret Thatcher’s ‘Marshall Plan for southern Africa’
    Margaret Thatcher wooed the South African government with promises of a “Marshall Plan for southern Africa” and helped “save” the independence of Namibia, according to newly released papers. The events they cover provide an insight into a March 1989 visit to Britain by the South...
    As pressure mounts, President Zuma blames an old enemy: Western intelligence agencies
    As pressure mounts, President Zuma blames an old enemy: Western intelligence agencies
    South African President Jacob Zuma has had his back to the wall. The National Executive of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) met at a...