The Boris archive: Africa is chaos, but we can’t blame colonialism

The Boris archive: Africa is chaos, but we can’t blame colonialism

This informative article ended up being published when you look at the Spectator on 2 February 2002 by Boris Johnson, the Foreign that is new Secretary previous editor associated with the mag.

You would require a heart of rock to not have been relocated because of the little choristers that are aids-ridden. We sat under a mango tree, before a dancing-space of packed earth that is red and just what a preposterous delegation we had been. There is Mr Rod Liddle, the top chief that is white of Today programme, perhaps perhaps maybe not looking particularly kempt. There clearly was Vicky Scott of Unicef, and there was clearly your correspondent, addressed over and over over repeatedly because of the title that is pleasing of Honourable Johnson’. And before us: dozens of tiny children in lacy, embroidered dresses as we sat in our armchairs, as though at some durbar, the choir formed in a semi-circle. More