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Mbeki quits with grace
While Thabo Mbeki displayed grace and a sense of patriotic duty in announcing that he would not continue as President of South Africa, his resignation has raised concerns over the country’s political stability. A member of the African ...
Saving rainforests from planters
The expansion of commercial plantations in tropical countries at the expense of species-rich rainforests is causing a serious erosion of biodiversity. A systematic study of rainforests and converted land in countries growing oil palm shows ...
Leader Page Articles
Singur and India’s socio-economic future
By M.S. Swaminathan
In the context of the Singur situation relating to land ownership, the view that in addition to accelerated agricultural progress there is a need to create greater avenues for employment in the industrial and services sectors gains support.
South Africa: return to ethnic mobilisation?
By M. S. Prabhakara
The revival of the Natal Indian Congress — an admittedly sectarian structure geared to protect and promote sectional interests — is bound to be seen as a revival of ‘ethnicity’ and ‘separatism,’ key words in aparth eid ideology.
Was that Pakistan’s 9/11?
By Beena Sarwar
The attack on the high-security Marriott hotel had greater symbolic significance.
Anger over move to cull wolves
By Giles Tremlett
A plan to hunt and shoot up to 100 wolves in the mountains of northern Spain has angered environmentalists who say the culling is an unnecessary sop to farmers who claim livestock are under attack. The plan comes as hill farmers in ...
Corrections and clarifications
* * The second paragraph of “Resist draconian measures” (Editorial, September 20, 2008) was “One of the most abused provisions of POTA was that accused could seek bail only a year from the date of ...
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