I knew Rwanda in the time of the genocide against the Tutsi. I covered the wars in Angola, Eritrea and Burundi. I mobilized against the genocide in Darfur and the massacres in the Nuba mountains, for Christians persecuted in Nigeria and for the antiapartheid militants of South Africa. I stood on the side of the Algerian people when the Islamist groups were killing them off, and I supported the democratic aspirations of Libyan civil society. I also have fond memories of a lively and happy Africa, from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, to Dakar, Senegal; from Lusaka, Zambia, to Nairobi, Kenya. I have a message to Africa—one inspired by friendship, respect and my history of supporting your fight for justice and your…
Stand With Ukraine, My African Friends
Translated by Matthew Fishbane
Article published in The Wall Street Journal, August 01, 2023
Vladimir Putin denounces Western colonialism while bringing back its most atrocious practices.