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++++++++++++++++++++ || || ++++++++++++++++++++ In early may, just a month before the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip, South African Minister of Intelligence Ronnie Kasrils paid a visit to Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas leader and erstwhile Palestinian...
Jacob Zuma, the man destined to become South Africa's president after his African National Congress party swept national elections this week, is a polygamist, a former communist revolutionary with little formal education, an alleged taker of lavish bribes...
Tags: Government, Politics, Africa, HIV, Nelson Mandela
Bloomberg NewsRobert Mugabe began life as a shy, bookish boy whose deeply Catholic mother said he was bound for greatness after his two older brothers died and his father, a carpenter, abandoned the family. Armed with steely self-discipline, Mugabe excelled at St....
Tags: Chicago Tribune, Government, Disasters, Africa, Politics
JOSHUA KURLANTZICK is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and author of "Charm Offensive: How China's Soft Power is Transforming the World."THE NORTH OF THAILAND remained little more than a collection of sleepy villages for decades. Today, the region resembles a burgeoning metropolis — a metropolis in China. With trade booming, it has become a way station for ships delivering Chinese...
Few outside the Anglican hierarchy would have recognized John Sentamu's name before June 2005, when he was tapped as the Church of England's first black archbishop. But five months later, when his enthronement ceremony at York Minster cathedral...
Tribune foreign correspondentDon't come looking for bargains at the Mbare market anymore. Once a sprawling and funky warren of food stalls, workshops, and mom-and-pop stores crammed onto the southern edge of this capital city, Mbare, one of Africa's iconic marketplaces, remains...
Tags: Government, Travel, Hotels and Accommodations, Seizures, Africa
The Swampby Mark Silva DENVER -- On another front, in Wales that is, Madonna seems to have stirred up some controversy with the visuals at her tour-opening concert: Video of destruction and global warming greeted concert-goers on the big screen, capped......
Tags: Madonna, Music, Adolf Hitler, Barack Obama, John McCain
What's the right role and structure for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? How about the Federal Housing Administration? Previously, Abromowitz and Mitchell discussed John McCain’s proposal for the government to buy bad mortgages, the biggest players in...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterDemands by the Security Council that U.N. members act against global terrorism are being used by some regimes to justify repression of domestic dissent, U.N. officials and independent human rights advocates say. The anti-terrorism campaign has been...
Sun Foreign StaffJOHANNESBURG, South Africa - During his Sunday sermons at St. Mary's Cathedral in Zimbabwe, Archbishop Pius Ncube offers terrifying accounts of the state-sponsored torture, beatings, rape and starvation that he says have become the reality of daily life...
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