Jack Kimball

Korea’s Lee says talks the answer to nuclear crisis

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said on Wednesday the nuclear crisis on the peninsula must be tackled by negotiation.

South Korea: Attack a crime against humanity

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on Monday labelled North Korea's artillery attack on an island a crime against humanity.

US aircraft carrier heads for Korean waters

A US aircraft carrier headed toward the Korean peninsula on Wednesday, a day after North Korea launched artillery shells on a South Korean island.

Kim Jong-il’s son unveiled, seen as successor

North Korea's ailing leader Kim Jong-il gave his youngest son his first public title on Tuesday, naming him a general.

China urges region to step back from Korea clash

China deflected pressure to censure North Korea at a regional summit on Sunday, instead urging its neighbours to calm tensions.

Starting a business from scratch

The Wits Business School (WBS) Centre for Entrepreneurship ensures that their students do not learn in a theoretical vacuum.

Two Koreas snarl at each other, tensions rise

South Korea on Monday announced steps to tighten the vice on the North's already stumbling economy in punishment for sinking one of its navy ships.

Seoul blames North Korea for torpedoed ship

South Korea accused the reclusive North on Thursday of torpedoing one of its warships, heightening tension in the region.

Riots rock Uganda capital for second day

Gunshots rang out in Uganda's capital Kampala on Friday and at least two people were killed as security forces clashed with rioters for a second day

Ugandan opposition wants clarity on oil sector

Uganda's opposition wants more transparency in awarding oil contracts to foreign firms, its main leader said on Wednesday.

Clinton keeps up pressure on North Korea

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged Asia's biggest security community to keep the pressure on North Korea to end its nuclear programme.

African tourism growth slows in 2009

Tourism to Africa will grow by a slower 2% to 3% in 2009 from about 47-million arrivals last year because of the global economic slowdown.

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