Africa

Have Gun, Will Travel

The story of the AK-47 reads like a Stalinist myth. Whether it's true or not, the gun is a sure sign of humanity's penchant for violent solutions to conflict.

A Dream Deferred

When South Africans threw off the oppression of the apartheid system, the future seemed bright. But thanks to years of government incompetence, political and economic success is far from assured.

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