Authors Posts by Luke Samuel

Luke Samuel


Desert Storm? The War on Terror in Mali

Jumping in to combat the war on terror in Mali may hold more problems for Cameron and co. than they at first suspected.

Riots and reelection: 2013’s challenge to the ANC

Luke Samuel considers the challenges this year is likely to pose for South Africa's ruling party, and concludes that the ANC desperately needs to listen to and re-engage with an increasingly apathetic public.

An inevitable crisis? The bloody conflict in the Congo

Luke Samuel considers the history behind the protracted violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Why secession in Mali matters

Luke Samuel explains why we should we worried about the deteriorating security situation in the Sahara

Stormclouds on the horizon? South Sudan at six months

Luke Samuel discusses the vicissitudes of South Sudan's first six months of existence, and what the future holds for the fledgling nation

Africa’s Caesar: the paradox of Paul Kagame

Luke Samuel discusses the ambition, determination and dark side of Rwanda's Paul Kagame


Oxford Club Couture

Feathers, latex, or pyjamas: the dress code for Oxford clubs knows no bounds

Letter To: My Incoming College Children

You will make friends, you will fit in. Plus, you always have our college family!

Uni ‘spends £108,000’ to recruit each additional low-income student

Recent analysis also suggests no connection between the proportion of students from poorer postcodes and final exam scores

India’s legalisation of gay sex is India’s success, not the West’s

Western coverage of India's overturning of Section 377 was at best uninformed and at worst insulting

The Art of Small Talk

At the beginning of October a hormonal mass of teens, infused with adrenalin and trepidation, will descend on Oxford for a week of clumsy...