Two opposition heavyweights in the south-west of Nigeria are slugging it out for the leadership of the main opposition party, just as the region is threatened by clashes between local farmers and nomadic herders from the north.
Book: Who Killed Hammarskjöld?
There are no smoking guns in this page-turner romp through the evidence around the crash of UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane in Zambia in September 1961.
Author, Susan Williams Hurst comes down hard on the inquiries done by Northern Rhodesian officials.
Williams Hurst examines questions raised over whether a second or even third aircraft was involved, and irregularities involving the crash site.
More interesting is the cast of characters, including hard-bitten French mercenaries, fresh from torturing locals in the battle of Algiers, Algeria.
These French elements were running the Katangan ‘independence’ war.
And then there are the colonial authorities wary of giving up influence in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Southern Africa.
Book: Who Killed Hammarskjöld? The UN, The Cold War And White Supremacy in Africa.
Author: Susan Williams Hurst
Published: September 18, 2011