democracy in Africa

2016 March

Hello, democracy? This is Africa calling. Again.

2017-07-18T01:15:34-04:00March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

(The Hamilton Spectator – Saturday, March 3, 2016) KAMPALA, UGANDA ✦ Hello? Hello? Can you hear me? Is this you? Democracy? It's me, Africa, calling. Can we talk? About us? About our relationship? I mean, are you still interested?

2013 February

Will Barack Obama come to Africa?

2014-02-19T09:15:31-05:00February 16th, 2013|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

(The Hamilton Spectator - Saturday, February 16, 2013) KAMPALA, UGANDA ✦ It was YouTube and it was Barack Obama talking to the neighbours in Kenya. You may have heard that they’re about to vote. The last time the Kenyans did this, six years ago, 1,000 lay dead on the bloody streets. Another 600,000 were displaced, including here to Uganda where UN shelters near the airport are still up.