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Mozambique rivals sign peace deal
Mozambique rivals sign peace deal
Mozambique’s government and the former rebel organisation, Renamo, finally signed a peace pact on Tuesday.
Editorial: UK fallout will hurt us
Editorial: UK fallout will hurt us
We have built so much of the world around the greatness of unrestrained capitalism. With the fall of the Soviet Union — that so-called “end...
Free press development impeded by crackdowns
Free press development impeded by crackdowns
On a trip to Ethiopia in the 1990s, I met with the then prime minister, Meles Zenawi, to try to persuade him to stop jailing journalists. Since his...
SA’s Poles recall a bitter journey
SA’s Poles recall a bitter journey
On November 11, the Polish diaspora in South Africa honoured the 500 children — among the 1.7-million Poles forcefully removed by the Red...
Frida Kahlo’s communist ideas revisited and rejected
Frida Kahlo’s communist ideas revisited and rejected
Since July, people have flocked to the first-ever exhibition of the works of Mexican Frida Kahlo in Budapest — except Hungary’s right-wing...
The World Cup of press freedom
The World Cup of press freedom
President Vladimir Putin worked hard to bring the 2018 Fifa World Cup to Russia, but now that the spectacle is underway, his influence has...
Djibouti’s squandered independence
Djibouti’s squandered independence
June 27 marks 41 years of independence for my country, Djibouti.
Poland consigns communist-era monuments to dustbin of history
Poland consigns communist-era monuments to dustbin of history
For nearly 70 years, an imposing monument to Soviet Red Army soldiers dominated a central square in the southwestern Polish town of Legnica.
Free higher education won’t be free
Free higher education won’t be free
The range of comments on the question of free higher education published in the media are interesting but they all lack peer review. In particular,...
The journey into the heart of redness
The journey into the heart of redness
On January 3 1905 workers at the Putilov Ironworks in St Petersburg struck in response to the dismissal of four workers. Their demands quickly...
Sixty years after Sputnik: taking stock and looking to the future
Sixty years after Sputnik: taking stock and looking to the future
It’s been 60 years since the Soviet Union fired the first salvo of the space age. On October 4 1957 it launched Sputnik, the world’s first satellite, as its...
[Slideshow]Acting Up: A Portrait of Russian Society
[Slideshow]Acting Up: A Portrait of Russian Society
One of the biggest changes in Russia since the Soviet Union's collapse is the emergence of an active civil society.

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