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World Notes: Cuba, Chile, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Czech Republic, Bangladesh

Cuba's economy, Chilean hunger strike, South African public workers, U.S. arms for Saudis, missile defense for Czechs, Bangladesh textile workers.

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Basil Davidson, path-breaking historian of Africa, dies at 95

Basil Davidson, the great radical journalist whose books introduced a mass audience to Africa's history, died on July 9 at the age of 95.

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World Cup fans cheer “Thank you Africa!”

SOWETO, South Africa -- South Africa will never be the same. That sums up the end of this World Cup 2010 Event.

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World Cup: a celebration of life

PRETORIA, South Africa -- Make no mistake about it in hosting the 2010 World Cup the Black government of South Africa performed wonderfully.

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Spain: new rulers of soccer world

History has been made as Spain won its first World Cup in "Soccer City" Johannesburg defeating Netherlands 1-0.

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2010 World Cup: The last game

A final reflection on the 2010 World Cup from South Africa.

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World Cup’s grand finale

The stage has been set. This Sunday will make history.

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Spain beats way to finals

SOWETO, South Africa — Germany fought a tough battle bogged down by a smooth, tactical and consistent Spain tonight.

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Uruguay got its comeuppance, Africa fans cheer

As the Ghana vs. Uruguay game results continue to sink in, the South African fans and the press continue with the post-mortem of the game. That cheating handball is in the news.

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World Cup heartbreak for Africa?

Writer Fred Mabonga sends this latest blog on Ghana's loss to Uruguay, and the disappointment, as well as resilience, that resounded across a continent.

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