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The time has come for democratic Africa
The time has come for democratic Africa
Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo's famous dictum was applied to American political scientist Francis Fukuyama's...
The old Wall fell, but new ones rise up
The old Wall fell, but new ones rise up
When the Berlin Wall came down, 25 years ago, I was in Lusaka, Zambia.
Berlin: Achtung South Africa
Berlin: Achtung South Africa
Why Berlin? U2’s Bono was once asked about why the band chose to record their great album Achtung Baby there in 1989. To record an...
Hasselhoff returns to Berlin to save the wall he helped to topple
Hasselhoff returns to Berlin to save the wall he helped to topple
Despite being celebrated for the righteous war he and his robotic car waged on criminals, for his selfless, slow-motion patrols of the beaches of...
Czech politician and playwright Havel passes on
Czech politician and playwright Havel passes on
Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright who wove theatre into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia and become a hero of the...
Berlin Wall Trail a surreal journey into city's past
Berlin Wall Trail a surreal journey into city's past
It was once one of the world's most deadly frontiers but has since been converted into one of the planet's most fascinating bicycle paths -- a...
Selling red
Selling red
Ali was barely five years old, playing with his toys in Pakistan, when the Berlin Wall came down. Twenty years later, he stands behind the grand...
All wall down
All wall down
On November 9 1989 the Berlin Wall fell. People from East Berlin flocked to West Berlin, and were enthusiastically received and celebrated. Berlin...
Fall wall confronts fear and paranoia of city users
Fall wall confronts fear and paranoia of city users
In May 2009 the Goethe-Institut approached the department of architecture at the University of Johannesburg's faculty of art, design and architecture, with an invitation to participate in the larger framework of the institute's Cracking Walls project....
As a legacy of struggle, protest is in the blood
As a legacy of struggle, protest is in the blood
"If the past has nothing to say to the present, history may go on sleeping undisturbed in the closet where the system keeps its old disguises." --...
The day the border opened
The day the border opened
From Marzahn the wall wasn't exactly just around the corner. Suddenly it was open, if Günter Schabowski hadn't permitted himself a little...
Gorbachev 'proud' of role in fall of Berlin Wall
Gorbachev 'proud' of role in fall of Berlin Wall
Mikhail Gorbachev said on Tuesday that he was proud of his role in the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago, defending himself against Russian...

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