The Catholic Orangemen of Togo and other Conflicts I Have Known Craig Murray s adventures in Africa from to are a rolliciking good read He exposes for the first time the full truth about the Arms to Africa affair which was the first major scandal of the

  • Title: The Catholic Orangemen of Togo and other Conflicts I Have Known
  • Author: Craig Murray
  • ISBN: 9780956129901
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Craig Murray s adventures in Africa from 1997 to 2001 are a rolliciking good read He exposes for the first time the full truth about the Arms to Africa affair which was the first major scandal of the Blair Years He lays bare the sordid facts about British mercenary involvement in Africa and its motives This is at heart an extraordinary account of Craig Murray s work iCraig Murray s adventures in Africa from 1997 to 2001 are a rolliciking good read He exposes for the first time the full truth about the Arms to Africa affair which was the first major scandal of the Blair Years He lays bare the sordid facts about British mercenary involvement in Africa and its motives This is at heart an extraordinary account of Craig Murray s work in negotiating peace with the murderous rebels of Sierra Leone, and in acting as the midwife of Ghanaian democracy Clearly his efforts were not only difficult but at times very dangerous indeed Yet the story is told with great humour Not only do we meet Charles Taylor, Olusegun Obasanjo, Jerry Rawlings and Foday Sankoh, but there are unexpected encounters with others including Roger Moore, Jamie Theakston and Bobby Charlton Above all this book is about Africa Craig Murray eschews the banal remedies of the left and right to share with us the deep knowledge and understanding that comes over 30 years working in or with Africa Gems of wisdom and observation scatter the book, as does a deep sense of moral outrage at the consequences of centuries of European involvement even though he explains that much of it was well intentioned but disastrous.

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    About “Craig Murray

    1. Craig Murray says:

      Craig John Murray is a British political activist, former ambassador to Uzbekistan and former Rector of the University of Dundee.



    2 thoughts on “The Catholic Orangemen of Togo and other Conflicts I Have Known

    1. A quite remarkable book, written with disarming honesty by a former British diplomat. Craig Murray later became Britain's ambassador to Uzbekistan, and was subsequently turfed out of the foreign service for blowing the whistle on numerous evils that the the British and US governments appeared happy to ignore. If you want an idea of how foreign policy really worked during the Blair years, and in all probability still works, look no further.The book isn't available for sale, as it seems the origin [...]

    2. Murray, who wrote the important Murder in Samarkand: A British Ambassador's Controversial Defiance of Tyranny in the War on Terror, on his stint as the British ambassador to Uzbekistan, highlighting the link with the international opium trade and British and US support for Uzbekistan's dictatorial regime, has now followed up this book with a prequel, primarily on his time in Ghana.Murray has had quite some issues with publishing his new book and, besides now managing to get the book listed on U [...]

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