| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:35 AM
PRETORIA -- Robert Mugabe was sworn in Thursday for another five-year term as the president of Zimbabwe, despite allegations from political opponents and Western states that the election was rigged.
The 89-year-old, who has ruled the country since its...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Earlier this year, I saw a powerful play set in Zimbabwe in the 1890s (when it was called Rhodesia) that brought back some disturbing memories of my visit there about 15 years ago.
"The Convert," the first in a trilogy being written by Zimbabwean award-...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:55 PM
A black activist who went to prison for opposing a white supremacist government, only to end white rule and become leader of the nation? That's the inspiring story of Nelson Mandela. It's also the ignoble one of Robert Mugabe, whose terrible example in...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:55 PM
Los líderes mundiales, desde el presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, al líder cubano Raúl Castro, rendirán homenaje a Nelson Mandela en su funeral el martes en Sudáfrica, en el que se recordará su legado de acercar a los enemigos superando...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Africa is a continent, not a country. However, most of the world refers to Africa as one collective, with little attention paid toward borders; a practice most Africans resent. And it has never been quite as prevalent as in the last few days since...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The violence racking Turkey over the last five days hasn't been about saving a few trees in densely developed Istanbul.
By the hundreds of thousands, Turks have been venting a decadelong accumulation of resentments over what they regard as Prime...
| Apr 8, 2011
Mike Campbell, the white Zimbabwean farmer who won a landmark case in southern Africa's highest court challenging the seizure of his farm by President Robert Mugabe's government, died Wednesday. He was 78.
Campbell, whose family said he died of...
| May 13, 2011
| 1:19 PM
In 1860, Abraham Lincoln went to Cooper Union in New York to deliver the speech that would launch his national political career and help him secure the Republican presidential nomination.
But before the speech, Lincoln marked the occasion by stopping...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 6:45 PM
Director Michael Bassett loves to blow stuff up. That's why Cinemax's "Strike Back" was the perfect choice for his first TV directing gig.
"I blow up an ambulance and it's one of the biggest indoor explosions I've ever seen," Bassett told me at San Diego...
| Jan 31, 2012
A disgraced banker who became the symbol of everything wrong in British high finance was stripped Tuesday of his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, an unusually severe move in tune with a public still steaming over the government’s bailout of big...
| Mar 21, 2012
Munyaradzi Gwisai was sentenced to pay $500 and serve 420 hours of community service when a Zimbabwe court handed down its decision Wednesday. So were five other Zimbabwean activists. What landed them in court? Watching a video of the Arab Spring...