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2005-08-27 20:17:34

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - British writer Martin Meredith pulls no punches in his assessment of Africa: it is a bloody mess, its leaders are to blame, and no amount of aid from the West will solve that. "Most African states have become hollowed out. They are no longer instruments capable of serving the public good," he concludes in his recently published 'The State of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independence'. "African governments and the vampire-like...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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