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About Michael Holman
Michael Holman was Africa editor of the Financial Times, 1984-2002
Articles by Michael Holman
No to TTIP
The momentum of democracy in Africa is stalling. Michael Holman & Greg Mills find common themes in the experience of four key countries, and draw lessons.
The post-election turbulence should provoke hard questions among Kenya’s western patrons, says Michael Holman.
Zimbabwe and Kenya offer two very different combinations of colonial folly and African leadership.
The Commonwealth's evasion of the plight of Zimbabwe at its Kampala meeting reflects a failure to live up to its own principles, says Michael Holman.
Robert Mugabes despotic rule has brought Zimbabwe to its knees. An emergency recovery programme, coordinated by the Commonwealth and made accessible to Zimbabweans at home and abroad, could become a catalyst for change, writes Michael Holman.
A pioneering study by the great South African naturalist Eugène Marais shaped the way Michael Holman sees the world.
A visit to Uganda leaves Michael Holman inspired by a development project that could combine economic, tourist and environmental benefits
The relationship between rich western celebrities and poor Africans highlights a hard challenge to the orthodoxies of aid policy, says Michael Holman.
African and western writers evaluate the deals done at the 2005 G8 summit.
Western NGOs desire to help Africans has led them into unhealthy relationships with host countries, donor governments, and media, says Michael Holman. The result is that they share responsibility for Africas development disasters.