International Affairs

Corrie Hulse

Corrie Hulse

(Photo: AP / Ron Edmonds)

I was clear throughout this campaign, and have been clear throughout this transition, that under my administration the United States does not torture. We will abide by the Geneva Conventions. That we will uphold our highest values and ideals...it is important for us to do that not only because that’s who we are, but ultimately will make us safer.   - Barack Obama, January 9, 2009

 

Vicky Wong

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Carol-Ann Gleason

The African continent is home to the world's largest un-medicated population. No wonder, then, that Big Pharma is moving to increase its presence—and profits—beyond TB medication and anti-retrovirals. If pharmaceutical companies can apply the same successful consumerist models they've deployed in the U.S. and Europe, the windfall could be enormous. Carol-Ann Gleason reports on the serious implications of Big Pharma's neoliberal push into Africa. 

Michael J. Jordan

PHOTO ESSAY: On August 30th, an “attempted coup” in Lesotho plunged the country into crisis. Now in its third week, it’s a full-blown diplomatic challenge for all of southern Africa. Recently South African President Jacob Zuma flew to the tiny "Kingdom in the Sky" to mediate. Michael J. Jordan, who covered the meeting for AFP, presents a photo essay on underlying political intrigue of a country on the brink.

Chris Wilson

With the most recent ceasefire still standing, for Israel and Hamas a return to violence is never out of the question. As the world waits to see if this new peace holds, writer Chris Wilson takes a moment to look at the warring parties, the issues at hand, and the civilians caught in the middle.

Michael J. Jordan

This year marks the 20th anniversary since South Africa's first democratic elections, which in 1994 drove the final nail into the coffin of Apartheid. To commemorate this event and measure the depth of racial healing between blacks and whites in "The New South Africa," longtime Mantle correspondent Michael J. Jordan launched a documentary-film project, The Clubhouse: A Post-Apartheid Story.

Michael J. Jordan

Tucked in the middle of South Africa, the small country of Lesotho has made great strides in recent years by strengthening its democracy and moving toward stability. Yet, it could all be for naught if the country continues to refuse to address the real crisis in the region: HIV.

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