Kerry-Lee Dewing has a “mates before dates” philosophy on friendship but her Shortland Street character Kylie Brown hasn’t been so loyal. Kylie is struggling to deal with her drunken one-night-stand with Vinnie (Pua Magasiva), the boyfriend of her best friend Emma (Amy Usherwood)
Angelina Jolie has brought her celebrity wattage to London to back an urgent cause: fighting sexual violence in military conflicts. The Hollywood star joined British Foreign Secretary William Hague in announcing US$36 million in additional funding from G-8 nations to go toward a series of measures for preventing sexual violence and ensuring justice for its survivors.
Chris Brown who begins a tour of Europe and Africa next week – is hoping to win rave reviews for his concerts and reportedly doesn’t want any distractions. Singer Chris Brown, who continues to meet his ex-girlfriend Karreuche Tran, reportedly plans to stay faithful to Rihanna during his tour. The two recently reunited. The 23-year-old, who is still […]
A senior GP is under investigation for telling gay junior doctors to avoid acting effeminately around patients. Dr Coales is a senior member of the Royal College of General Practitioners’ Council and earlier this year narrowly missed out on being elected its president. She made her comments in a guidebook for junior doctors sitting their […]
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The region of Ethiopia called the Middle Awash, some 140 miles northeast of the capital of Addis Ababa, is a hot, harsh and inhospitable place–a rocky desert punctuated by tree-lined rivers, the occasional lake and patches of lava that are slowly being buried by sediments flushed out of the hills by the torrential rains that come along twice a year. But between 5 million and 6 million years ago, the landscape here was very different.
In 1960 chocolate-skinned Robert Sobukwe, 38, head of the black nationalist Pan-African Congress, was sentenced to three years in jail for “incitement to riot.” As his release date drew near last week, Sobukwe, a slim onetime university lecturer, was hustled from the maximum-security prison in Pretoria to a bleak detention camp on Robben Island in Table Bay, six miles from Cape Town. There he learned, just the day before he was to receive freedom, that South Africa's Parliament had rammed through a new security act empowering Justice Minister Johannes Vorster to keep political prisoners in custody indefinitely, even after their sentences have expired
In a much discussed speech at West Point two weeks ago, Defense Secretary Robert Gates argued that the U.S. should get out of the business of fighting the kinds of open-ended ground wars that it has waged for the past decade in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“Where Do Coloureds Come From?” asks Drum, Africa's leading magazine.