On August 4, 1962, Nelson Mandela was arrested by South African police. His release and subsequent work brought peace, equality and democracy to South Africa and won him the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1994, black South Africans made even further strides and won the right to vote.
On July 4, 1976, an Israeli raid at Entebbe airport in Uganda and rescued over 100 hostages from the hijacked Air France flight from Tel Aviv to Paris. The flight had been hijacked by pro-Palestinian guerrillas and a total of 30 people were killed in the incident. The rescue mission later became known as Operation Entebbe.
A quick look at the facts and figures surrounding the brutal practice.Read More
There is no other resource mankind depends more on than water; and while it certainly seems ubiquitous to the most fortunate of us, its scarcity is not only a reality but also a major cause for concern.Read More
Newly elected U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stated in his confirmation hearing that one of his goals is to compete economically with China in Africa. Elizabeth Economy, Director for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations believes this objective will be difficult given the enormous amount of trade and investment resources that China currently dedicates to Africa.Read More