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.
CAPE TOWN — At the heart of Cape Town’s gay village Café Manhattan, on a corner of Waterkant Street, has for years been a mainstay of the city’s vibrant, thriving, visible and open gay scene. No one here is hiding. But Cape Town’s gay village doesn’t, wouldn’t, and couldn’t exist in any other country on this continent, the majority of which outlaw homosexuality.
WASHINGTON — If the BRICS are stumbling, what about “frontier markets” — the super-fast growing nations of Africa and Asia that post garish double-digit annual GDP growth. Surely, there must be opportunity there. Well, maybe.