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Joyce Banda and Gay Rights

Malawi’s new president, Joyce Banda, has said that she will push for the repeal of her country’s anti-homosexuality laws. Of course this depends on her ability to secure popular support…..

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Out of Africa

Vanity Fair’s June issue has a profile. of Hillary Clinton. It contains tons of information about her working relationship with President Barack Obama, how she made up with Samantha Power,…..

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Adam Habib back in the US

Remember Adam Habib, the South African political commentator, who on his last trip to the United States in 2007 was declared a terrorist, refused entry and put on a plane…..

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OBAMA HAS ALWAYS BEEN BLACK

Barack Obama may be joking about his blackness, but as Gary Younge, the excellent Guardian journalist based in New York City (and a neighbor) breaks it down in the commentary…..

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HILLARY CLINTON IS A DESPERATE HOUSEWIFE

I won’t add much to the frustration with US media coverage of Hillary Clinton’s seven-nation African tour, except to link to a few sources. With few exceptions (NPR), US media…..

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HILLARY CLINTON BUSTS A MOVE

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s seven-country tour of Africa is going swimmingly–no protesters; like her boss, President Barack Obama, she can get away with platitudes about corruption and democracy;…..