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I have never heard President Kagame of Rwanda so angry. As he addressed parliament in Kigali yesterday his words dripped with fury and venom.
Rwanda’s intelligence chief has been granted bail by a London court – after he refused consent to his extradition to Spain over alleged war crimes.
The detention of General Emmanuel Karake Karenzi will strain relationships between Rwanda and the UK. He is expected to go before a court on Thursday.
“Were you afraid of Jihadi John?” “No, because I’m a Muslim. He was right to kill those journalists because they were all spies under the cover of journalism.”
“Islamic State is good,” said 15 year old Mohammed. “The girls don’t like it because they have to cover up but that’s right in Islam.”
The killing near Benghazi of Mokhtar Belmokhtar, al-Qaeda’s top man in north Africa, is unlikely to quell the rising jihadi movement in Libya and the surrounding region.
The African migrants I met in the Misrata detention centre have a lot in common with journalists and politicians – just look at their attitude to risk and their relationship with the
In the hierachy of sympathy, young African men come right at the bottom. Migrant children or women might be victims, but men? They can look after themselves.
They perform dangerous turns in 4x4s on the sand dunes of Misrata. But what chance Libya’s young men will turn their testosterone to fight a new enemy, more dangerous than Gadaffi?