False narratives of a Ramaphosa-led redemption are clouding our vision, and will surely disappoint, says author and academic Moeletsi Mbeki.
Most of the victims were primary school children.
Aberfan lost 116 children and 28 adults in one day.
We need to radically rethink the notion that Britain is helping Africa to develop. The UK's large aid programme is, among other things, being used to promote African policies from which British corporations will further profit. British policy in Africa, and indeed that of African elites, needs to be challenged and substantially changed if we are serious about promoting long term economic development on the continent.
There was a 'sudden and powerful release of gas'.