Ahmed Sharfi

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American Apparel Reportedly Starts Making Clothes In Honduras And Nicaragua

Twice-bankrupt clothing company American Apparel was known for three things: its controversial founder Dov Charney; advertising that ranged from …

South Africa’s Protesters Have It Right

It’s hard to know what more it will take for the African National Congress, South Africa’s governing party, to curb the outrageous rule of President Jacob Zuma. His corrupt, scandal-riddled leadership over the last eight years has done inestimable damage to his country and to the moral authority of …

South Africa

Bush Steps Back Into Spotlight to Help Africa Fight Epidemics

WINDHOEK, Namibia — In a bleak hospital waiting room, a half-dozen women infected with H.I.V. described how they were able to deliver healthy babies because of drugs purchased with money from the United States.<p>One of the mothers wanted to know if she could continue to rely on American compassion, a …

Al Gore

South Africa's Cosatu urges Zuma to step down | South Africa News

South Africa's largest trade union has joined calls for President Jacob Zuma to step down.<p>While the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) have vigorously defended Zuma in the past, they now say they have lost confidence in him after his dismissal of Pravin Gordhan, the finance …

South Africa

In South Africa, violence follows a surge in xenophobia

NAIROBI — Ask Mario Khumalo to explain South Africa’s crime rate or its economic troubles, and he has an answer that sounds like a Donald Trump talking point: There are too many foreigners.<p>“We have allowed in criminals and former child soldiers. The government has failed to protect its own people,” …

South Africa

Somalia: 110 dead from hunger in past 48 hours in drought

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's prime minister said Saturday that 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region — the first death toll announced in a severe drought threatening millions of people across the country.<p>Somalia's government declared the drought a national …

Africa