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Dec 07, 2013 In Nation Remade by Mandela, Social Equality Remains Elusive

QUOTE: [Mandela] led a party that had fought an armed insurgency against the apartheid government, yet when he emerged from prison he preached forgiveness and harmony. Stripped of bitterness, Mr. Mandela negotiated a peaceful end to white rule, giving birth to the rainbow nation. But racial equality at the ballot box has proved much easier to achieve than social and economic equality.

New York Times
May 05, 2011 Alleged rape, killing of gay rights campaigner sparks call for action

QUOTE: A 24-year-old who was stabbed to death in South Africa is the victim of "corrective rape," gay rights activists said Thursday, a crime where men attack lesbians in an attempt to reverse their sexual orientation.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Apr 30, 2011 Separating Free Speech From Hate in South Africa

QUOTE: Race remains a fraught issue... Roelof du Plessis... accusing Mr. Malema of being a Communist, suggesting that South Africa was heading toward a genocide against whites.

New York Times
Dec 21, 2010 African Farmers Displaced as Investors Move In

QUOTE: Across Africa and the developing world, a new global land rush is gobbling up large expanses of arable land. Despite their ageless traditions, stunned villagers are discovering that African governments typically own their land and have been leasing it, often at bargain prices, to private investors and foreign governments for decades to come.

New York Times
Jun 11, 2010 To Save Africa, Reject Its Nations

QUOTE: Buttressed by the legality and impunity that international sovereignty conferred upon their actions, too many of Africa’s politicians and officials twisted the normal activities of a state beyond recognition, transforming mundane tasks like policing, lawmaking and taxation into weapons of extortion.

New York Times
Nov 12, 2009 Ill Will Grows in a Former Colonial Region (Memo From Africa)

QUOTE: It is not a good time to be French in Francophone Africa, except if you are a high official from Paris privately visiting a strongman’s palace. As democracy slips in country after country in the region, France often quietly sides, once again, with the once-and-future autocrats.

New York Times
Aug 20, 2009 A very British coup: The Turks and Caicos loses independence

QUOTE: THE self-rule that the Turks and Caicos islands have enjoyed for 33 years was taken away on August 14th, when Britain removed their elected premier, cabinet and assembly, and suspended most of their constitution.

Jul 08, 2009 G8: Does world need new rules on food security?

QUOTE: As rich countries snap up farmland in developing world, calls grow for regulation to prevent what many see as neocolonial behavior.

Christian Science Monitor
Jun 06, 2009 Romancing the Stones

QUOTE: In the noisy debate over the restitution of ancient artworks to their original locale, no case is more controversial or inflamed than the question of the [Greek] Parthenon marbles: should the British finally send them back?

Nov 04, 2007 The Orphans Who Didn’t Need Saving

QUOTE: But the scandal involving the French charity, Zoé’s Ark, is tangled in an even more complicated web, a modern one of apparently good intentions gone awry and of the perceived exploitation of the suffering of vulnerable people, and a profound cultural misunderstanding.

New York Times
Feb 09, 2007 Chinese leader's almost triumphal trip to Africa: Growing skepticism met President Hu the further south he went as leaders signaled the end of the China-Africa honeymoon

QUOTE: But[Chinese President--Ed.] Hu canceled a visit to Zambia's copper belt, fearing protests over low pay and poor working conditions at Chinese- run mines. In the lead-up to Zambia's Sept. 28 elections, runner-up presidential candidate Michael Sata promised to kick out the Chinese if he had won. In South Africa, President Thabo Mbeki recently warned his fellow African leaders not to allow Chinese investment to become a "colonial relationship."

Christian Science Monitor
May 15, 2006 Desperate Zimbabwe Moves to Lure Back White Ex-Farmers: Plan Would Let Some Evictees Lease Land

QUOTE: President Robert Mugabe encouraged landless black peasants to invade commercial farms beginning in February 2000. He portrayed the longtime white thieves who had deprived the 12 million black Zimbabweans of their birthrights.

Washington Post
Dec 17, 2005 Law on Teaching Rosy View of Past Is Dividing France

QUOTE: As a great maritime and colonial power in centuries past, France relished its role in taking its culture to the far corners of the globe -- French schools, language, trade, modern medicine and various other trappings of its civilization. But people in those places were not always happy with what accompanied the French largess, including war, slavery, torture and the eradication of their cultures.

Washington Post
Apr 25, 2004 Greek Cypriots Reject a U.N. Peace Plan

QUOTE: European officials sharply criticized the Greek Cypriot leadership last week, accusing it of misleading Europe into believing that it would support reunification after Cyprus was invited to become a member in 2003.

New York Times
Jul 01, 2003 Hong Kong Residents Express Dissatisfaction with Chinese-Appointed Executive

QUOTE: In an oppressive and humid summer heat, the protest lasted six hours, until 9 p.m., and followed a route from Victoria Park in Causeway Bay to the Central Government Office. The mood was generally solemn and purposeful with the crowd chanting in Cantonese: "Return Hong Kong to the people."

Washington Post
Sep 01, 2002 Confronting Anti-American Grievances

QUOTE: To win the war on terrorism, one must therefore set two goals: first to destroy the terrorists and, second, to begin a political effort that focuses on the conditions that brought about their emergence.

New York Times
Jan 01, 2001 Blowback: The Cost And Consequences of American Empire

QUOTE: He uses the CIA's term "Blowback", referring to the unintended consequences of American foreign policy, to warn the US about eventual backlashes that it will face from a victimized world.

Henry Holt and Company