No, Africans don't remember Margaret Thatcher fondly

There is little for the people of this continent to celebrate in The Iron Lady's legacy, observes DAN MOSHENBERG in the blog Africa is a Country.

Margaret Thatcher died yesterday. Or the day before maybe, I don't know. At any rate, Thatcher died, and now the hagiographers and the demonisers can have their day. All by herself, apparently, Thatcher "reforged Britain", "transfixed the United States", and was "a great leader, a great prime minister and a great Briton." And how did England's 'Iron Lady' engage with the African continent?

While much attention will be paid, rightly, on Thatcher's involvements with southern Africa, and in particular with the independence and liberation movements of Zimbabwe and Namibia and the anti-apartheid movements of South Africa, it should be remembered that the country of Africa is more than its southern suburbs.

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