Hillary Clinton seeks to strengthen US imperialism’s position in Africa

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 11-day tour of Africa took in seven countries across the continent. Following on from President Obama’s trip to Ghana, her visit highlights his administration’s intention to strengthen the US position in Africa against the challenge of its rivals. Continue reading

Red Cross issues harrowing report on situation in Gaza

A report from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), “Gaza: 1.5 million people trapped in despair,” paints a harrowing picture of a humanitarian catastrophe. Continue reading

Pakistan on edge as Zardari arouses rebellion

Pakistan’s president, Asif Ali Zardari, was facing a revolt from inside his party yesterday as negotiations to end a standoff with opposition leaders failed to make headway and the threat of turmoil in the nuclear-armed nation provoked increasing international concern. Continue reading