In this monument to the unknown soldier, three bronze warriors stand strong, indefatigable and proud in the cause of African nationalism... but they are not African at all. The North Koreans, unrivalled masters of political idolatry in their own land, inadvertently gave Oriental features to the soldiers' statues.
Another rigged victory for Robert Mugabeâ€™s Zanu-PF party is a catastrophe for objective journalism. As if things were not depressing enough, then last week came the state mediaâ€™s triumphalist coverage of Mugabeâ€™s appearance at the Popeâ€™s funeral and that handshake.
Eight months after Heath Streak's controversial departure as captain provoked a boycott by white players, only half a dozen rebels remain.
If you want to understand the Swedish referendum on the euro, you have to take into account "the Swedish exception". This is about more than nudity, Ikea and driving around in the daytime with your sidelights on.
I am swimming in the middle of the strait dividing Europe from Asia Minor and I sense most of us are not going to make it.
A mile and a half across the bay, lies the prize of San Francisco - a thicket of skyscrapers shimmering in the early morning haze.
There is a scene in The Loved One, Evelyn Waughs novella of 1948, that takes place at a fictional pet cemetery in Los Angeles called the Happier Hunting Ground.
Twenty feet down through the hazy blue of the Caribbean, several lean, grey Zeppelins cruise silently by.
Panthera pardus, Africa's most secretive and intriguing wild animal, drew us to Namibia.