Ian Black

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Most powerful man in Egypt

World's eyes are on the man who holds the key to the political future of the Arab world's largest country.

M16 drew up plan to curb Hamas

Leaked papers on Palestinian-Israeli peace talks reveal the hand of British intelligence.

US diplomats decry Moroccan king’s corruption

Morocco's royal family is using state institutions to "coerce and solicit bribes" in the country's lucrative real estate sector according to a report

Burma restrictions could be lifted

Western governments may be forced to reconsider sanctions after Suu Kyi's release.

Razing of Palestinian homes ‘ill-timed’

Israeli defence minister warns that go-ahead for Jerusalem park could prejudice peace talks.

Jewish state suspected of sabotaging flotilla ships

Two passenger boats sailing to Gaza, as part of the aid flotilla attacked by Israel on Monday, broke down at the same time.

Focus back on Gaza

Arabs and many others have been venting their fury over Israel's violent interception of the Gaza freedom flotilla.

The truth about the Mossad

The recent, outlandish assassination in Dubai may prove the most damaging yet in the Mossad's history of high-profile, bungled operations.

Libyans hop to English

Hip-hop came to Libya last month, courtesy -- improbably -- of the British Council, introducing a novelty to a country hungry for contact with the West after its long isolation. This was light years away from the council's fusty old image of Shakespeare and morris dancing, and a measure of just how much Moammar Gadaffi's Jamahiriya -- the world's only “state of the masses” -- is changing as it comes in from the cold.

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!