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Vol 41 No 17

Published 1st September 2000

John Vernon

We are saddened to announce the death of John Vernon, one of the founding directors of Africa Confidential. A liberal-minded hereditary peer, the 10th Baron Vernon died, aged 77, on 19 August 2000. Along with his friends, James Lemkin, Charles Janson, and Charles March, Vernon founded Africa Confidential in 1960 to provide analysis about political and economic developments in Africa to inform the growing debate in Britain about decolonisation strategy.

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