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The Rev. Nico Smith, a white pastor who challenged South Africa's apartheid system by moving with his wife into a black township in the 1980s, has died. He was 81. Smith collapsed Saturday while attending a friend's birthday party in Pretoria and died...
Tags: Africa, Los Angeles, Christianity, Reformed, South Africa
Los Angeles TimesThe concluding volume in the magisterial historical tetralogy Richard Rhodes calls "The Making of the Nuclear Age" bears a weighty subtitle that hints at its somewhat discursive nature. "The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and...
Tags: Russia, W.H. Auden, Los Angeles Times, Politics, North Korea
We found a delightful oasis in Pretoria called the Alpine Attitude. This boutique hotel is modern in décor, friendly, helpful. They served excellent food and went the extra mile in caring for us. Alpine Attitude, 522 Atterbury Road, Pretoria; 011-27-12-...
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In one of his most strongly worded statements directed at the government of Zimbabwe to date, President Bush recently joined a chorus of international leaders and statesmen in calling for its monstrous president, Robert Mugabe, to step down. As he has...
++++++++++++++++++++ || || ++++++++++++++++++++ In early may, just a month before the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip, South African Minister of Intelligence Ronnie Kasrils paid a visit to Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas leader and erstwhile Palestinian...
Tags: Oprah Winfrey, Russia, Politics, Racism, Documentary (genre)
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLONEHILL, South Africa -- Willie and Celeste van der Merwe, as descendants of the original white settlers of South Africa, were a privileged species. But as they sipped tea amid the blooming flowers on their veranda back in 1992, gazing over 25 acres of...
Baltimore Sun foreign staffIt is late afternoon and my wife and I are sitting in soft lounge chairs and sipping cocktails from crystal glasses. Outside our window, the dry, golden grasslands of the karoo, interrupted only by windmills and abandoned farmhouses, stretch out for miles...
Sun National StaffWASHINGTON - President Bush said yesterday that he had "no doubt" going to war against Iraq was the right action but sidestepped a question about using evidence that turned out to be bogus to bolster his case for toppling Saddam Hussein. Speaking in...
Special to The TimesI was sitting at a restaurant when the Canadian woman across the table from me said something that caught me off-guard. "I love this city." At first I thought she was getting carried away by the ambience. We were dining at Sides, a chic establishment...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLONDON -- A Pan American World Airways jumbo jet carrying 258 passengers and crew from London to New York crashed in a huge fireball at a village just north of the Scottish border Wednesday evening, killing everyone on board and injuring at least a...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterCAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Tens of thousands of black activists are waging a concerted protest against South Africa's white authorities in a campaign that has shaken assumptions about gradual reform and Friday brought the brief arrest of this country's...
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