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, Dec 06, 2013
Following the death of Nelson Mandela, South Africans are remembering what he gave them. Larry Schlesinger recalls the emotional day of voting in 1994 that made Mandela the president.
, Nov 12, 2013
Sri Lanka hoped that hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting would showcase its development since the Tamil war. But it hasn't quite worked out that way.
, Oct 15, 2013
Prosecution and convictions in the wake of Guatemala's decades-long "dirty war" continue. They are raising questions about the Cold War that the Right will have to answer.
, Oct 02, 2013
The world had an opportunity to save parts of the Amazon from oil exploration. But diplomatic diddling means the developing world has abdicated its responsibilities to the globe's great lung.
, Sep 23, 2013
The Al-Shabaab attack on a Kenyan shopping mall was retaliation for Kenya's intervention in Somalia, writes United Nations adviser in Nairobi Robert Johnson. And there's also the matter of oil ...
, Aug 07, 2013
The unprecedented closure of US embassies across the Middle East and Africa shows al-Qaeda and its deadly offshoots are still active and at war with America and its allies.
, Jul 18, 2013
Pakistani education advocate Malala Youseffzai did not let an attack by the Taliban silence her. Her reward? A backlash, laden with conspiracy theories and victim-bashing.
, Jul 09, 2013
As the world waits to see if Edward Snowden will make it to Ecuador, Austin Mackell, a freelance journalist based in Quito, says it's a banana republic no longer.
, Jul 08, 2013
Like Julian Assange in his embassy, Edward Snowden could find it difficult to leave Moscow, writes Victorian barrister Rudi Cohrssen. Here's what Snowden would have to prove to become a refugee.
, Jul 04, 2013
Egyptian protesters have emerged triumphant, kicking president Mohamed Morsi to the kerb. But the nation remains on the brink of chaos, reports freelance writer Vickie Smiles from Alexandria.
, Jul 02, 2013
Protests in Egypt are taking to the streets in unprecedented numbers. Will it be enough to oust President Mohamed Morsi? Freelance writer Vickie Smiles reports from Alexandria in the country's north.
, Jun 28, 2013
It started about the cost of bus fares -- but the Brazilian spring has morphed into something much bigger. Brazilian-Australian journalist Naiara Carrillo explains why they're revolting, and points to early successes.
, Jun 25, 2013
Why is a South African national accused of accruing billions of rand through a Ponzi scheme living in the Queensland suburb of Runaway Bay? South African-Australian journalist Larry Schlesinger examines the case.
, Jun 18, 2013
With Robert Mugabe hoping to be the world's only nonagenarian head of government, Crikey intern Joanna Robin finds out what other world leaders are making the most of their golden years.
, May 16, 2013
The opinion polls proved wrong in British Columbia, where the incumbent Liberals won in a major upset. But their first-past-the-post voting system doesn't give much hope to Julia Gillard.
, May 08, 2013
Former High Court judge Michael Kirby will lead a UN inquiry into human rights abuses in North Korea. He says he has no preconceptions, but the evidence is already damning.