The Round Table lacked perhaps the drama of the Berlin Wall's collapse or Vaclav Havel's leap from prison to presidency. But its patient politicking also represented an alternative to the violence of Romania's revolution and Yugoslavia's descent into war.
Qatar has embarked on an ambitious plan to ensure that public and private schools in the Arab Gulf emirate are fully media and information literate by 2014. It is also aiming further afield to reach institutions in the Middle East and Africa.
We weren't in the Atlantic proper for more than five minutes when I saw a spout of water off in the distance.
Plot for Peaceis a new eye-opening, thought-provoking documentary co-directed by Mandy Jacobson and Carlos Agulló, which recently premiered at the Sheffield Doc/Fest.
I probably should have ended up in a gang, selling drugs, or bound within the endless cycles of poverty that have enveloped the lives of so many in my community. Statistically, my birthplace was meant to determine my future. But it didn't. And, I believe, it shouldn't.
Every time I think of Nelson Mandela, the great South African leader, the first thought in my mind is we need more like him. We are ready and in serious need of leaders to inspire us and motivate us with action as much as words.
With that moral clarity Mandela served 27 years behind bars, mostly on Robben Island, an island prison off of Cape Town where he was subjected to back-breaking labor.
Nelson Mandela has been a great spiritual and political leader for the people of South Africa, and was revered in many parts of the world. I had a beloved memory of him which is especially vivid at this time.
It would not be entirely accurate to say that I had dinner at the Moyo Restaurant on Tuesday night. I ate there, but in fact, I had bought my meal from a street vendor.
Today, as well as being the 45th anniversary of the day we lost my father Robert Kennedy, is the 47th anniversary of his speech to student activists in South Africa, that has come to be known as the "Ripple of Hope speech."
The workers of South Africa have more freedom than the workers of Mississippi. As long as powerful corporations such as Nissan can use fear and threats to keep workers weak and without a voice, we will not be a land of opportunity for all.
Most GOPs and Dems Agree: Push Clean Energy And Tax Carbon says a new poll, reports Ryan Koronowski at Climate Progress. From 60 to 66 percent of GOPs...
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited the Democratic Republic of Congo last week, and the publicity, coupled with a $1 billion aid package from the World Bank, inadvertently spotlighted President Joseph Kabila's image as an ineffective manager of the affairs of his impoverished nation.
Wedding season is upon us and where there are nuptials, there are newlywed holidays to follow.
Hotels come in myriad distinct flavors: Luxury or Budget, Modern or Rustic, Remarkable or Forgettable, Hot or Not. Assuming good value for one's money, travelers seek out those unique accommodations that, in a city like Cape Town, South Africa, rate as one of a kind.
The Southern Africa Enterprise Development Fund, or SAEDF, was not the first Enterprise Fund that the United States established to kick start the economy of a developing region. Or the largest. But despite long odds, it succeeded.