| Nov 13, 2007
We have been waiting for bread for nearly two hours in a rubbish-strewn lane behind a supermarket. It is midmorning, the sun already blazing down on the 50 or so people in line, when three policemen stroll to the front.
A low rumble of discontent rolls...
| Dec 15, 2007
The two stuffed lions flanked Robert Mugabe like a couple of eczema- ridden dogs, but the Zimbabwean president seemed delighted by the effect.
"Are you afraid?" he taunted foreign journalists after his party's resounding victory in 2005 parliamentary...
| Mar 13, 2007
Zimbabwe's main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, was severely beaten Sunday by police after being arrested on his way to an anti-government protest rally, opposition movement members said.
Tsvangirai and at least 120 members of the Movement for...
| Nov 19, 2008
The "green bomber" dropped into Club M5 the other day to get a bottle of Lion beer to go, but he wasn't fast enough. Right away he was surrounded by five members of the opposition, people he used to beat up, in a township bar where he used to be king....
| Dec 13, 2008
In one of his most strongly worded statements directed at the government of Zimbabwe to date, President Bush recently joined a chorus of international leaders and statesmen in calling for its monstrous president, Robert Mugabe, to step down. As he has...
| Apr 25, 2009
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...
| Feb 17, 2009
Los Angeles Times staff writer Paul Pringle has won a George Polk Award for investigative stories that "revealed potential corruption" in California's largest union local, it was announced today.
In August, Pringle reported that a Los Angeles local of...
| Jan 1, 2009
The fates were kind to The Times in 2008. OK, not the financial fates, what with our parent company's bankruptcy filing and all. But five of the 31 wishes we made last year at this time came true; that may not seem like an impressive record, but in the...
| Oct 16, 2008
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...
| Sep 30, 2007
As Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, presides over what might be the most rapid disintegration yet of a modern nation-state, it has become de rigueur for journalists, politicians and academics to offer what has become a near-universal analysis: Mugabe,...
| May 14, 2008
James Kirchick has pounded out several Op-Ed articles on South Africa and Zimbabwe and gotten them published in major newspapers, like “South Africa’s unseemly alliance."
His claim that the leaders of South Africa's ruling African National...