THE bitter war in Biafra is a symbol of the continent’s divided soul, and the most discouraging example so far of a profound impasse that is crippling many of Black Africa’s 30 newly independent states. It is an impasse between tribe and nation, which is also a clash between tradition and change, fact and aspiration
Residents of Yemen’s capital Sana’a awoke on Tuesday to a dawn chorus of bird song and machine-gun fire. An uneasy truce between rebel tribesmen and loyalist troops had prevailed over the weekend
Demure, with downcast eyes, displaying a modesty beneath which lies tempered steel, 24-year-old Michiko Shoda last week crossed the blue moat surrounding the Imperial Palace. Behind her lay the roaring, garish city of Tokyo, with huge advertising balloons adrift above the rooftops
Actor Edward Norton already wanted to be in better shape for his 40th birthday than he was on his 30th when the idea hit — why not join members of an African tribe famous for its runners and run the New York marathon? Before he knew it, the star of “The Incredible Hulk” and “Fight Club” had signed on to the effort, despite never having run a marathon before.