Lesotho and other African countries look comical

Journalists have been having a field day ridiculing the recent “coup” in Lesotho.

For African journalists, it turns out to be a joke on themselves — especially the notion that Lesotho should be SA’s 10th province.

Unlike SA, which was … Read the rest

Ukranian parliament collapses

Ukrainian parliament-appointed Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation on Thursday.

He said his announcement would have “very complicated, if not dramatic, consequences for the country”.

The premier’s resignation automatically means the resignation of the entire government. But the cabinet … Read the rest

Egypt military issues warning to ‘biased’ Western journalists

pressegyptThe Egyptian government isn’t very happy with the way in which foreign journalists are covering the military crackdown on pro-Morsi protesters in the country, a conflict that has left over 800 people dead and thousands injured in just a few … Read the rest

US funding for Egypt key to Israel-Egypt peace

egyptisraelIsrael’s peaceful relationship with its neighbors in Egypt comes at a high price: the deal obliges the US to provide massive amounts of unconditional military aid to Egypt.

And that’s where things get dicey. A military coup normally obliges the … Read the rest

Morsi’s support for intervention in Syria was the straw that broke the camel’s back

obamaegyptterrorThe protests in Egypt against president Mohammed Morsi were – according to the BBC – the largest in history.

The Irish Times reports:

Army concern about the way President Mohamed Morsi was governing Egypt reached tipping point when the head … Read the rest

When a coup is not a coup, and democracy not about elections

EgyptObamaThe Egyptian military’s overthrow of elected President Mohamed Morsi left United States President Barack Obama grappling with a difficult question of diplomacy and language in dealing with the Arab world’s most populous nation: was it a coup?

At stake as … Read the rest