About the Site

The more attentive of you may have noticed I haven’t updated this site for some time. I am still intending to finish trawling through the various plans for Saving Africa that are out there, as well as the many criticisms of those plans. But life keeps getting in the way.

If you think you’d like to help out, I’d love to hear from you. You could summarise a book or research a topic. No specialist knowledge needed – that’s the point!

Email me atĀ africa @ brasstacks.org.uk if you can lend a hand. Or just sit tight – I’ll get back to it soon, I promise.


I’ve made a few, subtle, ultra-geeky changes to the navigation of the website to make it easier to find your way around. When you’re looking at a tag, a category, or a date archive, you should now see a list of posts with introductory excerpts rather than all of each. That should make it easier for you to find what you want, then just click on the title of each post to read it.

If you’ve no idea what tags, categories and date archives are, have a look at the new Using This Site page.

The bad news is this means the whole post won’t appear in the RSS feed either, so if you get posts by email you’ll need to click through to read the whole thing. But links in the emails weren’t working properly, so that’s good in some ways.

Hopefully it’ll be easier to get around and find what you need. Comments welcome!

I wrote this to be a very professional intro for the site. Then I decided I didn’t like it.