Speaking Truth to Power: Selected Pan-African Postcards
Tajudeen at the 2007 African Union summit
Capturing the spirit of his inimitable public-speaking style, this audio clip [mp3] of Tajudeen's comments at a debate on the union government at the 2007 African Union summit in Accra is a fitting testament to his ability to combine quick-thinkingTajudeen at the 2007 African Union summit
Britain without Blair
Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem reflects on the political processes in Britain after Blair and looks the fall of Thatcher and the origins of New Labour. Can you imagine, he asks, a similar situation in Africa? (2007-07-27)Britain without Blair
Khartoum should not be allowed to speak in our name
The Government of Sudan is one of the most unscrupulous governments in the world. And this is no mean ‘achievement’ given the many claimants to this dubious honour.Khartoum should not be allowed to speak in our name
Who needs political parties?
Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem talks about importance of political parties and asks the question: When the nationalists were fighting for liberation from colonial rule the people raised funds for the parties - What does it say of contemporary politics that meWho needs political parties?
Noisy western diplomats should learn to shut up sometimes
In this week’s postcard Tajudeen takes issue with what he calls ‘noisy western diplomats’ and their tendency to speak out injudiciously against the misdeeds of African governments. In the same vein, he deplores African envoys for their silence in theNoisy western diplomats should learn to shut up sometimes