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Five leaders sitting less comfortably post-Egypt

February 11, 2011


UPDATE 26 April 2011: I’ve since finished work on my latest book covering the revolutions sweeping the region, called ‘The Revolution Will Be Tweeted?’. If you’d like to find out more about the downfall of successive dictators in the Middle East and North Africa, or more details on how to buy the book, simply visit […]

How 1884 Berlin affected 2010 Africa

January 21, 2011


The following is the first of several excerpts from my new book, African Lions, published in February: The Berlin Conference held in 1884 was a grand meeting of old imperial hands. Chargés d’affaires from Europe’s leading colonial powers gathered in long drawing rooms to sit around impossibly large tables, a phalanx of wallflower advisors backing […]

The world’s about to get bigger

January 9, 2011


I used to have a giant A0 atlas when I was about 5 that I remember poring over intently. The ‘pages’ were eighth-inch thick cardboard and all the maps were printed in bright bold colours, and it was the most amazing thing I’d ever seen. I also had a GeoSafari (if Educational Insights, who make […]