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Yes, we loved him once

Obituary: Robert Gabriel Mugabe, 21 February 1924-6 September 2019 – By Wilf Mbanga

William Shakespeare said it best in Julius Caesar: 'You all did love him once – and not without cause. What cause withholds you then to mourn for him?' Yes, we did love Rober...

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Peter da Costa

It is with great sadness that we report the loss of Peter da Costa, journalist, economist and activist, on 18 August, a year to the day after the death of his friend and mentor, Ko...

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Kofi Annan (1938-2018)

In an era when narrow nationalism and populism are taking on the international system, the career of Kofi Annan showed where the battle lines were drawn. Described by colleagues as a 'diplomat's diplomat', Annan spent his professional life in the United Nations, becoming one of its most powerful advocates, reshaping the organisation, pushing it to do more to fight poverty, injustice and oppression.

In an era when narrow nationalism and populism are taking on the international system, the career of Kofi Annan showed where the battle lines were drawn.

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JH Mensah, 1928-2018

His formidable intellect and tough independence of spirit made Joseph Henry Mensah an improbable candidate for the hurly-burly of partisan politics. Yet it was those qualities, along with his personal integrity and sense of humour, that marked his contribution to public service and government in Ghana and several other African countries over six decades.

His formidable intellect and tough independence of spirit made Joseph Henry Mensah an improbable candidate for the hurly-burly of partisan politics. Yet it was those qualities, alo...

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John Howe, 1938-2018

A long-standing friend of Africa Confidential, John William Alan Raymond Howe was a remarkable reporter, columnist, translator, poet and short story writer. Best known for his reporting on Chad, Algeria and the Western Sahara in the British and French press, John's first trip to Africa was to Nigeria where he was hosted by Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the Afrobeat music star, in 1973. That gives a measure of the man.

A long-standing friend of Africa Confidential, John William Alan Raymond Howe was a remarkable reporter, columnist, translator, poet and short story writer. Best known for his repo...

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Ely Calil, 1945-2018

When British newspapers decided that Ely Calil was the mysterious architect of a spectacular failed mercenary operation to topple the government of Equatorial Guinea in 2004, the o...


Richard Ruegg Kershaw

Richard Ruegg Kershaw, who died aged 80 on 28 April, was one of the most multi-talented editors of Africa Confidential. He went on to work in radio, television and film. Kershaw st...


ALEKE KADONAPHANI BANDA 1939–2010

The death of Aleke Banda was announced on 9 April 2010. Although he was born in Zambia (then Northern Rhodesia), was educated in Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia) and died in South Afri...


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