Category: Africa

Paying for apartheid twice (excerpts only)

(March 10, 2006) This report estimates “apartheid-caused debt” at UKP28 billion. That is the UKP11 billion that South Africa borrowed to maintain apartheid, and the UKP17 billion that the neighbouring states borrowed because of apartheid destabilisation and aggression. This is 74% of the present regional debt of UKP38 billion.

The loans of mass destruction

(March 8, 2006) A few weeks ago, Colin Powell’s former chief of staff in the State Department, Lawrence Wilkerson, revealed to a PBS NOW audience something we all knew anyway about Saddam Hussein’s weapons arsenal: ‘I participated in a hoax on the American people, the international community, and the United Nations Security Council.’