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Boerehaat book on Man Booker list

The 10 finalists for a prestigious literary award were announced at the University of Cape Town yesterday.

Boerehaat author and British darling Marlene van Niekerk’s “uncompromising look” at poor Afrikaans communities has netted her a place in the finals of … Read the rest

Mugabe defends Rhodes

Zimbabwean youths were stopped yesterday from digging up the remains of Cecil Rhodes from his grave in the Matopos Hills, just outside Bulawayo.

The Zanu-PF youths assembled at the party’s Bulawayo offices, from which they intended to go to the … Read the rest

Clash of Civilizations

The White House found itself in a thorny situation recently when its chief florist, Laura Dowling, quit and was reportedly escorted from the residence on the eve of Valentine’s Day.

That’s according to a Monday night account by The Washington … Read the rest

EU rightwing groups gather in Moscow

Representatives of about a dozen “far-right” groups from across Europe gathered in Russia Sunday for a pro-Kremlin conference as concern grows over Moscow’s alleged attempts to court “extremists” on the continent.

About 150 members of Russian nationalist and right-wing European … Read the rest

‘US spies feel at home in Switzerland’

US spies operate in Switzerland without much fear of being unmasked, because Swiss intelligence, though knowledgeable and very professional, poses no threat to them, former NSA contributor Edward Snowden told Swiss TV.

“The reason that made Switzerland so interesting as … Read the rest

Front National at the gates of power

Manuel Valls, the French prime minister, reminded his bedraggled Socialist Party in September last year of the obvious: “The Front National is at the gates of power” as the Left tries to avert the electoral catastrophe with the usual mantras: … Read the rest