Africa

Terror, revenge engulf Nato’s Libya

The “new Libya” has entered its own “Terror” which is spreading inexorably, aided by NATO member states including American, French and British SAS units known locally as “disappearance squads”. This is one of the rapidly developing consequences of the UN’s rush to “protect Libya’s civilian population” last spring. And it […]

Law of the Jungle in Libya

Exclusive: The murder of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi was widely hailed in the West as a just outcome. But it involved powerful nations making up the rules as they went along, the law of the jungle disguised as international justice, observes Peter Dyer. By Peter Dyer If there is one […]

Catholic Church issues mea culpa on apartheid

by Jean-Michel Berthoud, swissinfo.ch The Catholic Church in Switzerland dealt with apartheid “hesitantly” and allowed itself to be influenced by business interests, a church-commissioned study has found. Historians looked into the church’s approach to South Africa’s racial segregation regime between 1970 and 1990 and found “a cautious and rather hesitant […]

Mauritius: So far, so good

Mauritius: So far, so good   On an idyllic island marooned in the Indian Ocean, Matthew Bell is reduced to incoherent ecstacies. Modern Mauritius is that kind of place, he says : Someone once told me you can’t use the word “so” unless it’s followed closely by “that”. Technically, it’s […]

Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius now open

  Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius opened to the public at the end of last month, that is exactly one year after Prime minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam officially inaugurated the development site. Mauritius’s first regional shopping centre developed by leading South African  property investment and development company Atterbury, in collaboration  with ENL Group, […]