Thunder City: A pilot's playground

by Anthony C. LoBaido -- CAPE TOWN, South Africa – In an era marked by increased military action and concern for airline safety, a maverick South African entrepreneurial experiment has opened a new more…

Right wing rising in Pretoria?

by Anthony C. LoBaido -- CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Despite South African news stories about so-called "right-wing" plots to stage a coup and overthrow the government, leaders within the white Boer-Afrikaner community more…

Is Angolan war really over?

by Anthony C. LoBaido -- SOSSOSVLEI, Namibia – Despite the recent end of the decades-long civil war in Angola, a determined group of rebels in an oil-rich province continue to fight for autonomy more…

ANC, ex-apartheid party unite

by Anthony C. LoBaido -- CAPE TOWN, South Africa – South Africa's New National Party, which turned over the nation's government to the African National Congress in 1994 when apartheid ended, has shocked more…

Diamonds to finance
Namibia land-grab?

by Anthony C. LoBaido -- "The international diamond traders are the law in Namibia." -- Namibian Minister of Energy and Mines Jesayu Nyamu SOSSOSVLEI, Namibia – What do white-owned farms and diamonds have more…

Got uranium?

by Anthony C. LoBaido -- CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Democratic Republic of the Congo's most notorious criminal gang is hoping to acquire uranium it can peddle to Iraq's Saddam Hussein for use more…

'Frankenfoods' create furor on Dark Continent

by Anthony C. LoBaido -- CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Ironically, on a continent beset with starvation, most of it man-made, the newest and most pressing controversy is not "hunger," but whether genetically more…

White-farm land-grab set for Namibia

by Anthony C. LoBaido -- SOSSOSVLEI, Namibia – Following the lead of neighboring Zimbabwe, the government of Namibia has announced a plan to confiscate white-owned farms. President Sam Nujoma recently released a list more…

'Tree huggers'
vs. global traders

by Anthony C. LoBaido -- JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – It was trade and transnational corporations versus the environment at the recent Rio Plus Ten World Summit on Sustainable Development here, and the green more…

Zimbabwe-style land grab in South Africa?

by Anthony C. LoBaido -- "Our common and decisive victory against domestic apartheid confirms that you, the peoples of the world, have both a responsibility and a possibility to achieve a decisive victory more…