You have two minutes to save the world and your time starts now!

February 6th, 2018

I’ll be quick, I promise you. Last week the Doomsday Clock edged closer to midnight by 30 seconds. The clock is now two minutes to midnight, the symbolic hour of imminent doom. The last time the clock edged this close to the end of humanity was in 1953, when the hydrogen bomb was first tested. … Continue reading You have two minutes to save the world and your time starts now!

When war strikes home. The devastating 1978 ‘Green Leader’ raid on Zambia.

January 3rd, 2018

A Rhodesian Canberra bomber attacks Westlands Farm, Lusaka, Zambia in 1978. We were next door neighbours when the bombs fell. The recent fall of the President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe in November last year brought back painful memories of my own unwitting involvement in that country’s history. My parents emigrated to Zambia with my brother … Continue reading When war strikes home. The devastating 1978 ‘Green Leader’ raid on Zambia.