Monthly Archives: May 2010

A braai in Afghanistan: S14 semis, 2010

An old schoolmate, Rob Cochrane, put me onto a colleague of his at a private security company that does protection for projects in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, where international forces are too stretched to handle themselves. Many of the … Continue reading

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A book recommendation

I can’t recommend this highly enough “Where men win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman” by John Krakauer, who also wrote the brilliant Everest book “Into thin Air”. For those who don’t know the story, Pat Tillman was a professional … Continue reading

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The U.S. embassy attacks in Kenya and Tanzania, 1998

80 feared dead, 1,000 hurt in Africa blasts. By David Fox NAIROBI, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Up to 80 people were feared dead and over 1,000 injured in two huge car bomb attacks on Friday aimed at the United States … Continue reading

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Kenya

Kenya ruling party adopts razzmatazz over rhetoric. By David Fox NAIROBI, Nov 7 (Reuters) – As a microcosm of the society it helped shape, the ruling Kenya African National Union (KANU) party’s rally on Friday accurately reflected the state of … Continue reading

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Heart of Darkness: Kisangani 1997

Aid officials in Zaire hope for access to refugees. By David Fox KISANGANI, Zaire, April 27 (Reuter) – Zairean rebel soldiers on Sunday again blocked aid workers and journalists from going to areas where thousands of Rwandan refugees are believed … Continue reading

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Life and death in Rwanda, Zaire and Tanzania (1996)

Rwanda still burying its dead as Hutus return. By David Fox NYAMATA, Rwanda, Nov 22 (Reuter) – As hundreds of thousands of Hutu refugees make their way home from a two-year exile in Zaire, Rwanda is still burying victims of … Continue reading

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The Nepal royal family massacre

Air of uncertainty hangs over Nepal as rumours fly. By David Fox KATHMANDU, June 6 (Reuters) – An air of uncertainty hangs over Nepal’s capital like the storm clouds that have gathered ahead of the monsoon season. Five days after … Continue reading

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