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America Black Ops Wars in 134 Countries

America Black Ops Wars in 134 Countries

(By Nick Turse) They operate in the green glow of night vision in Southwest Asia and stalk through the jungles of South America.  They snatch men from their homes in the Maghreb…

Today’s South Africa by the Numbers (with Photos)

Today’s South Africa by the Numbers (with Photos)

Population of South Africa: 51 million (slightly larger than South Korea) Annual Gross Domestic Product (nominal): $384 billion (in neighborhood of Taiwan, Austria, UAE) Rank among world economies: 29 Rank among African…

Photo of the Day: Apartheid South Africa Sign

Photo of the Day: Apartheid South Africa Sign

This sign is left over from Apartheid days and is preserved under an awning in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa as a reminder of what was. I photographed it in August, 2012. ——…

Photo of the Day: Mandela Training in Algeria

Photo of the Day: Mandela Training in Algeria

h/t Sami Ben Gharbia ‏@ifikra Nelson Mandela training with the Algerian Liberation Front in 1962. The Algerians fought an 8-year war, 1954-1962, to become independent from French imperialism, in the course of…

Whatever Happened to the Somali Pirates?

Whatever Happened to the Somali Pirates?

With the opening of Paul Greengrass’s film “Captain Phillips,” written by Billy Ray and starring Tom Hanks, the phenomenon of piracy in the waters off the Horn of Africa is back as…

Kenya turns to Geothermal Green Energy (Video)

Kenya turns to Geothermal Green Energy (Video)

Kenya is blessed with a great deal of hydroelectric power, but its electricity needs outstrip that source’s ability to supply them, a problem that will only grow worse in coming years. One…