Alex Perry

Alex Perry is an author and TIME contributor who has covered Africa, Asia and the Middle East. His latest book, The Rift: the Future of Africa, will be published in late 2014.

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Oscar Pistorius Tells Court How He Shot Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

As his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was buried at her hometown on South Africa’s south coast Tuesday, Oscar Pistorius wept uncontrollably in court as his lawyer, Barry Roux, read out his account of how he shot and killed her. Rejecting the prosecution charge of premeditated murder, Pistorius stated in an affidavit at the Pretoria …

Q&A: Rwandan President Paul Kagame

In the midst of a crisis over an army rebellion in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which the United Nations has accused Rwanda of supporting, Rwandan President Paul Kagame allowed TIME unprecedented access into his …

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