The modern pirates of West Africa and Somalia are no swashbuckling buccaneers. They are maritime bandits, disrupting some of the world's busiest shipping lanes and costing the global economy billions. Recently, they've stepped up their brutality. What caused this piracy? How can it be stopped? GlobalPost investigates.
NAIROBI — The last time anyone saw Emile Gafirita was late on Nov. 13 when he left a restaurant in the Nairobi suburb of Dagoretti. He never made it home. Gafirita, whose real name is Emmanuel Mughisa, was due to give evidence in December before a French inquiry into the shooting down of the Rwandan presidential plane 20 years ago.
JOHANNESBURG — A giant pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses has become the most controversial artwork in South Africa.
Yes, sunglasses — a hulking, steel-grey pair of Wayfarers, perched on a patch of grass along Cape Town's Sea Point promenade and angled in the direction of Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners were once held.