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George Bush gets it

George W Bush made a few important comparisons in his speech just before the weekend. Reading his speech, I find it hard to understand why people who describe themselves as "liberal" (or, for that matter, "democrats") are so implacably opposed to the Bush Doctrine.

It’s Boksburg, not Baghdad …

After watching this video for the fifth time it stops being funny and starts becoming very worrying … Of course, we shouldn’t be too worried,…

Reality sometimes trumps democracy

America is fast learning that idealism is not always capable of being translated into a working reality. Moreover, as in the case of Iraq, the…

Zimbabweans should seize the initiative

At the beginning of the crisis in Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the anti-Senate Movement for Democratic Change, called on South Africa to cut off…

Zim: Quiet diplomacy is the only way!

Prophets of doom are battling to swallow their words as President Thabo Mbeki‚Äôs diplomatic efforts in Zimbabwe appear to be vindicated. Mbeki has maintained that…

Would a Barack Obama Presidency be good for Africa?

The American presidential election is about a year away from the national conventions where the Republicans and Democrats nominate their candidates. This takes place in…

Whose responsibility is Zimbabwe?

So the SADC summit has come and gone, and once more there is nothing but platitudes coming from the SADC leadership. After veering from one…

And the man at the back said everyone attack!

President George Bush and other members of his administration have sent a clear message to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki — give us tangible results…

Child labour: the baby dragon

An answer to: What should a country do about imports from countries that are known to be or highly suspected of using child labour or other forms of 'slave' labour or other techniques that are banned by that country?