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 Union officers revolt against Steve Bannon invite

Union secretary Nick Brown has called an emergency meeting of Standing Committee – the society’s governing body – to vote on cancelling the event on Friday

Mojo Preview – ‘gloriously worded script but male dominated’

Cesca Echlin finds this rendition of Jez Butterworth's play hits comic targets, but also reflects on its male-dominated narrative.

Merlin: The magic of kindness

Exploring the continuing relevance of BBC's Merlin

Bake-sale held in protest against Oxford’s gender pay gap

Due to the gender wage discrepancies at the university, from today onwards women in the university are ‘effectively unpaid’ until the end of the year. 

NI abortion rights must be a UK policy

Lobbying your MP could help change the lives of thousands of women