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Afghanistan – ‘An Anatomy of Reporting’; Twenty-Five Years On: 1996-2021.

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John Simpson has been travelling the world as a journalist for forty years, reporting on the many wars, disasters and international events during that time. Even the attacks of 11 September 2001 in New York…

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Stress-test for democracy #2 A coup d’etat with bloodshed

China and Russia had a big laugh yesterday when they heard the news of the rebellion taking place in a country which so likes to tell others how to have a just and democratic system. They and several other countries … Continue reading

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“If Perestroika Fails…”: The Last Summer of the Cold War – June-July 1991.

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President Gorbachev had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990, but gave his acceptance speech in Oslo on 5 June 1991, twenty-five years ago. In it he warned that, if perestroika fails, the prospect…

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Uniting world at Memorial for Nelson Mandela

Tuesday More than 90 current heads of state attending and thousands of South Africans came together on Tuesday in the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg for the final tribute to Mandela, one of the greatest events of this century according to … Continue reading

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