Op-Ed: Lessons for South Africa's Jacob Zuma in Robert Mugabe's misfortunes

Roger Southall | University of the Witwatersrand
President Robert Mugabe’s endgame in Zimbabwe holds various lessons for his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma, as the latter too, considers his prospects towards the end of his presidency.PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – JUNE 10 (SOUTH AFRICA OUT): South African President Jacob Zuma meets with Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe on June 10, 2011 in Pretoria, South Africa.

Vancouver City Council considers legislative priorities

As is likely the case in every Washington city, passing the $4 billion state capital budget sits atop the list of current legislative priorities for Vancouver.Despite that hurdle, Mark Brown, a state governmental affairs liaison for the city, told city councilors Monday night in a legislative priorities workshop that the city “had a really good (2017) session.

Insurers face new challenges after long series of natural disasters

November 21, 2017

London—With its string of hurricanes, floods, and other weather shocks, 2017 may be the most expensive year on record for disaster losses, insurance experts warned on Tuesday.As losses from weather disasters rocket and insurance rates follow, insurers are "ultimately shooting themselves in the foot.

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Laura Dern says her Star Wars: The Last Jedi character is meant to be divisive

(Photo: Getty Images, Emma McIntyre)We still don’t know how the Star Wars movies will respond to the death of Carrie Fisher, as her General Leia was reportedly supposed to play a big role in The Last Jedi and whatever Episode IX will be called, but a new Entertainment Weekly piece dedicated to Laura Dern’s Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo might give us some indication.Any character trying to come in and replace Leia would have impossibly big shoes to fill, so rather than try to introduce a new character who is immediately likable and awesome, Lucasfilm seems to have chosen to steer into the skid and introduce a new Resistance leader who is explicitly divisive.

How can the US and humanitarian groups respond to the Rohingya crisis?

“These are very welcome statements, notwithstanding the fact that they should have been issued weeks ago,” Schwartz said.“More importantly, the administration, the Congress, and countries of the world have to treat this crisis with the urgency it demands and must develop strategies to influence change,” Schwartz said.

Judge in California blocks Trump’s order on sanctuary cities

A federal court judge in California on Monday blocked an executive order from President Donald Trump to deny some federal grants to so-called sanctuary cities, undermining the administration's crackdown on illegal immigration.District Judge William Orrick for the Northern District of California wrote in his order.

Fr Kibuuka Dragged to Court for Insulting Roman Catholic Church, Leaders |

The renegade priest would consequently proclaim that he had quit the Roman Catholic Church for the Eastern Orthodox congregation of Catholics, accusing some people in the church of misleading Bishop Lwanga.”
The catholic canon law also stipulates “that no genuine catholic rite uses the vestments of the catholic roman rite as kibuuka claims”, according to the lawyers’ affidavit.