History Does Repeat Itself!

Our globe is currently under big pressure from all angles and the current restive U.S. –…

African Tribal Life in the Raw

Peacocks do it, bees and wasps do it — and many tribes in Africa do it…

The In’s and Out’s of Inflation 

Comment by Oscar Tamsen With the word “inflation” being on everybody’s lips these days and ravaging…

A Creature from the Grave

During one Christmas holiday period in the 1950s I received an urgent telegram suggesting I should…

The Grandfather Who Helped a Queen

Part 2 Continuing the story of a Yamba man’s grandfather who saw serious service as a…

The Grandfather Who Helped a Queen

Part 1 Hostilities in Africa during the 1800s gave birth to many stories of courage on…

The Italian Count and Mussolini

An Italian Count who eloped to Africa to seek ivory with another man’s wife before WWll…

The U.N. and World Women’s Day

The United Nations’ UNESCO BMW agency which has spearheaded the annual International Womens’ Day in Australia…

How the Redex Safari Was Spawned in Africa

The world’s first most rugged international motor reliability trial was held throughout East Africa on largely…

Yamba’s African Connections

One of the great international personalities I met in Africa when working there as a foreign…

Bin Laden and Gaddafi in Africa

When I worked in Africa as a foreign correspondent and journalist I never suspected that the…

“Made by the U.N.” Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, Oscar Tamsen revealed how Julius Nyerere, an African school teacher,…

“Made by the U.N.” Part 1

“The only president made by the United Nations” was the eventual personal slogan of a slightly…

Sailing the Sahara

One of my toughest assignments while working as a foreign correspondent and journalist in Africa in…

Grafton’s Churchillian reminder

Unbeknown to most people living in the Clarence Valley, South Grafton’s natural emerald, green riverside holds…

Those big bills at the cash register

With Christmas and New Year shopping now in full force around the Clarence region, Russia’s modern-day…

The Saviour of Africa’s Animals

When I worked as a foreign correspondent and journalist in Africa during the last Century, I…

The Failure of African Sovereignty

When I worked as a journalist in South Africa 70 years ago, Apartheid was starting to…

‘Red’ Diamonds are For Never

One of my highlights while working in Africa over 60 years ago was my association with…