October 21, 2017

Digging Deeper: Fidel Castro – Hero or Villain?

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Friday Open Thread: Africa’s Worst Dictators

Mohamed Siad Barre (Somali: Maxamed Siyaad Barre; Arabic: محمد سياد بري‎‎; October 6, 1919 – January 2, 1995) was the President of the Somali Democratic Republic from 1969–91. During his rule, he styled himself as Jaalle Siyaad ("Comrade … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Africa’s Worst Dictators

Francisco Macías Nguema (born Mez-m Ngueme; Africanized to Masie Nguema Biyogo Ñegue Ndong) (1 January 1924 – 29 September 1979) was the first President of Equatorial Guinea, from 1968 until his overthrow in 1979. Born as Mez-m Ngueme, Macías … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Africa’s Worst Dictators

  Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (born 5 June 1942) is an Equatoguinean politician who has been President of Equatorial Guinea since 1979. He ousted his uncle, Francisco Macías Nguema, in an August 1979 military coup and has overseen … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Africa’s Worst Dictators

Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh (born 25 May 1965) is the president of the Gambia. As a young army officer, he took power in a 1994 military coup. He was elected as President in 1996; he was re-elected in 2001, 2006, and 2011. President … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Africa’s Worst Dictators

I re-watched "The Last King of Scotland" this weekend and then read some extra information on Idi Amin and his rule. European conquests really screwed up the landscape and some of the culture in Africa. I also believe that European colonization … [Read more...]

LIVE STREAM: Secretary John Kerry Speaks at the Embassy Opening Ceremony

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