African lives matter. No, really, they do

What happened in Kenya last week should outrage freedom-loving people the world over. But does it? Does the wholesale slaughter of young students register with the world when those students are African?

Why did the murders of 12 staffers at Charlie Hebdo – a French magazine that has gleefully provoked those it considers other – receive so much more sympathy and attention than the murder of 147 students who had done nothing but try to acquire an education for themselves?