Hannes Wessels

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Hannes Wessels has published Strange Tales from Africa, a collection of stories about people and places he encountered in the course of his hunting days. His biography of PK van der Byl (former Rhodesian Defense Minister), which includes a revised history of the Rhodesian imbroglio, will be published in March. Hannes is also working on a history of the Rhodesian SAS. He is a syndicated writer for Outdoor Life in the United States.


Africa

Bloodbath in the Rainbow Nation

Bloodbath in the Rainbow Nation

August 30, 2012

Police opened fire on a surging mob of angry mine workers on August 16th at

Africa

A Great South African & A Horrible South Africa

A Great South African & A Horrible South Africa

August 06, 2012

The great South African Ernie Els recently won the British Open golf tournament

International Affairs

One Man, One Vote, One Catastrophe

One Man, One Vote, One Catastrophe

June 21, 2012

As a white man born and bred in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) who has watched events

International Affairs

Recolonizing the Dark Continent

Recolonizing the Dark Continent

June 02, 2012

In his book The Trouble With Africa, Robert Calderisi recounts the sad story of

International Affairs

Blood, Diamonds, Devils, and Angels

Blood, Diamonds, Devils, and Angels

April 30, 2012

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor has become the first African head of

Heart of Darkness

South Africa’s Rape Culture

South Africa’s Rape Culture

April 24, 2012

Media reports suggesting South Africa has been “shocked” by the viral rape

Eco-mania

Destroying Africa to Save an Elephant’s Tail

Destroying Africa to Save an Elephant’s Tail

April 13, 2012

The furor over the Trump boys’ African hunting safari is another sickening

Heart of Darkness

How Bono Destroyed African Wildlife

How Bono Destroyed African Wildlife

February 02, 2010

Most African governments are at best lacklustre in their response to

District of Corruption

Bête Noire

Bête Noire

January 25, 2010

The dead and displaced now run into the millions, lawless ruination continues