French military leaving Senegal, Kyrgyzstan coup impacts Afghanistan, Israel's nukes remain.
The death of far-right white supremacist Eugene Terre'Blanche, beaten and slashed on his farm on April 3, highlights problems South Africa still faces on labor, land and racism.
No land for South Africa's black women, Spanish workers take a hit, Indonesian impunity still reverberates in East Timor.
Somalia danger signs; new Cuban Five campaign; Russians still like "Soviet."
Thousands of South Africans and political leaders paid tribute to freedom-fighter and world peace crusader Nelson Mandela last week.
In World Notes this week: Canada, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Taiwan, Cuba, Afghanistan.
Captain Hugh Mulzac was an important person in the early U.S. civil rights struggles and was the first African American to obtain a Master's License. This was the rank of Captain which qualified him to skipper an ocean-going cargo ship.
Cuba: Children a privileged class In televised comments on the 20th anniversary of the UN adoption of a Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF official José Juan Ortiz indicated that of nine million children dying each year from preventable causes, none are Cuban.
Stars and Stripes, the U.S. Army weekly, reported last month that two new U.S. military bases are under construction in Bulgaria and Romania at costs respectively of $60 and $50 million.
Video interview with Trevor Fowler former deputy head of the presidency in South Africa on a recent trip to the US.