None so blind ...

Author:Kamau, Richard
Position:Letters - Letter to the editor

The analysis of the events in Sudan that are now making all the news was simply brilliant. I have read it twice and would urge every African who loves freedom and independence to read it, especially the section on the characteristics of authoritarian regimes of which we have too many.

Please allow me space to quote a passage from the article which I found particularly spot on:

"The other feature that inevitably flows from authoritarianism is a lack of honest debate, discouragement of public discussion and an intrinsic fear of any form of criticism. This takes the form of muzzling the press, including banning some newspapers and jailing journalists, restricting or banning social media and the Internet, harassing, jailing, beating and torturing...

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