South African “Taxi War”

It’s not a case of road rage. It is a real war that claimed the lives of thousands of real, innocent people. It involved hit men, Molotov cocktails, assault rifles and corrupt fat cats vying for routes. This violent war resulted from poor or lack of oversight of...

Dilapidated S. Africa Not Ready for World Cup

Can South Africa pull off the 2010 World Cup without a hitch? Even locals have doubts. South Africa’s aging or nonexistent infrastructure, corruption and violence, not to mention “taxi wars” and “highway stoning,” make the country a...

Failed States Index 2006 Shows Countries At Risk

Failed States Index 2006 shows which countries are at risk of going belly-up. Sudan topped the second annual Failed States Index [FSI], published by The Fund for Peace and the Foreign Policy journal. Zimbabwe, however, saw the steepest slide in the index. We’ve...

Libya’s Gadhafi Finds New Enemy

Colonel Moammar Gadhafi, who recently lost his job as the anti-U.S. terrorism supporter, has found a new enemy. In a scathing letter, he defines FIFA as the symbol of everything that is wrong with this world. Times have changed since the colonel was the go-to man for...

L.R.A.: Uhm, We’re Done. Let’s Talk Peace?

Joseph Kony, the kooky and brutal leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army [LRA], claims he wants peace and Ten Commandmants. (Photo: Sam Farmar via The Times) When was the last time Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony gave an interview or allowed...