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Pik Botha, Botha, Africa, Apartheid, Allan Brownfeld

Pik Botha, 1932-2018: A man who helped South Africa escape apartheid

WASHINGTON.  Roelof  Pik Botha, the last foreign minister under apartheid rule in South Africa will be layed to rest today. Botha, who served in the cabinet of Nelson Mandela, died in Pretoria on October 12 at the age of 86. Because of his penchant for dressing in a suit and tie as a young man, ...

Bin Laden, Africa, Jihadist, 9/11, Jeanne McKinney, Patriot Profiles

Remembering 9/11: Bin Laden’s jihadist cause of 1993 ignites Africa today

SAN DIEGO: As we remember with reverence the American victims of terrorist attacks on 9/11, let us not put our guard down 17 years later. Under the leadership of al-Qa’ida founder and leader, Osama bin Laden, a horrific day for the United States launched a global manhunt for the architect of the mass murders, igniting ...


Eritrea: Solving credit access problems benefits local agriculture

Stabilizing the economy in Eritrea requires increased production that only new investments in technology can generate. Minimizing inflation is also a key consideration in formulating the perfect balance.  Constructing the right economic equation must be a primary target for government leaders.

A new Ancient Egyptian discovery at Abydos

CAIRO, July 11, 2014 — On July 2, 2014 an Egyptian excavation team from the Ministry of Antiquities and Heritage (MAH) discovered a well preserved limestone ancient Egyptian chapel that dates back to the 11th Dynasty. As the team deciphered the hieroglyphic text on the chapel’s wall, they recognized clearly the name of king Mentohotep II, ...

Why frontier markets are different from emerging markets

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 — Frontier markets are their own specific subset. They are investable, but have less stable economies than an emerging market. Once labeled a frontier market, it is possible that a country will become an emerging market over time. However, it is not correct to assume that is necessarily the case. By 2015, ...

Kigeli V: The king just off of Route 66

OCALA, Fla., March 31, 2014 — When most people think about a house fit for a king, chances are that they conjure images of a palace tucked between rolling hills in some faraway land. While that might be the case for many monarchs, perhaps more in past years than today, it isn’t for one king. ...

France: Recolonizing Africa in the name of counter-terrorism

Corporations have raided Africa before, of course. Diamonds, gold, and oil are all in abundance there. But so many African nations are unstable due to civil war and insurgency. Fix the insurgency, Africa becomes a more stable market. A more stable market means steady growth.