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Business is drying up for her Soweto guesthouse.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/south-africa/081216/south-africa%E2%80%99s-tourism-dips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business South Africa Wed, 17 Dec 2008 15:40:02 +0000 Nicolas Brulliard 2831 at http://www.globalpost.com The solitary life of Omar Sharif http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/081216/the-solitary-life-omar-sharif <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Iconic film star lives in hotels, chooses controversial roles </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Theodore May </div> </div> </div> <p>CAIRO — Omar Sharif's entrance onto the international stage stands as one of the grandest — and loneliest — in film.</p> <p> </p> <p>The West first saw the Arab world's most famous actor when a speck appeared on the desert horizon in the 1962 film "Lawrence of Arabia."</p> <p> </p> <p>Slowly Sharif, riding a camel, becomes discernable through the wavy heat thermals. His figure grows larger as he travels across the vast sand plain, and eventually his darkly handsome, glaring face fills the screen.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/081216/the-solitary-life-omar-sharif" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Egypt Middle East Tue, 16 Dec 2008 23:46:10 +0000 Theodore May 2857 at http://www.globalpost.com Dying to procreate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/ngos/081219/dying-procreate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why so many women die in childbirth, and how the Millennium Development Goals are failing them </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> William Dowell </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GENEVA &mdash; Humanitarian worker Maha Muna recalls an encounter with an elderly woman in Sudan&rsquo;s Darfur region recovering from a common and debilitating condition.</p> <p>The woman had finally succeeded in reaching a hospital and undergoing a relatively simple procedure to cure her fistula &mdash; a medical condition in which a hole is torn in the birth canal, usually during a prolonged delivery without proper medical care. &nbsp;</p> <p>On the day of Maha's visit, the woman spoke of her relief. &quot;Now I can die in peace,&quot; she said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/ngos/081219/dying-procreate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Asia-Pacific Aid Europe Health Thu, 08 Jan 2009 21:37:12 +0000 William Dowell 3868 at http://www.globalpost.com Snow hits Ghana http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/ghana/081230/snow-hits-ghana <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The global cocaine trade moves into West Africa. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tristan McConnell </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ACCRA, Ghana &mdash; West Africa is an unlikely center for the international cocaine trade. It is not a producer of the drug nor is it a consumer, as the vast majority of its people are very poor.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Yet a startling 50 tons of cocaine is transported through West Africa each year, according to the latest United Nations estimates. The value of this illicit trade dwarfs entire economies and has the potential to corrupt the region's fragile states, which are just pulling out of decades of bitter civil wars.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/ghana/081230/snow-hits-ghana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Ghana Tue, 20 Jan 2009 23:34:16 +0000 Tristan McConnell 4880 at http://www.globalpost.com Tristan McConnell http://www.globalpost.com/bio/tristan-mcconnell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-biofirstname"> <div class="field-label">First Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tristan </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-biolastname"> <div class="field-label">Last Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> McConnell </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Tristan McConnell is GlobalPost&#39;s senior correspondent for Africa and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.</p> <p> He has lived and worked in Africa since 2004 and is also a correspondent for The Times of London and Monocle.</p> <p> McConnell has written for magazines including the Columbia Journalism Review, London Review of Books, The Nation, New Statesman, New York, Prospect and the Virginia Quarterly Review. 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I will miss the little-reported stories, the region's vibrant hecticness, and the long journeys to faraway places.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/kenya/090101/heading-east" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Kenya Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 5775 at http://www.globalpost.com For Which It Stands: Wheels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/wheels/090102/which-it-stands-wheels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> America defined: the good, the bad, and the automobile </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Royal Ford </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>It flows through our music, rumbles through our movies,&nbsp; permeates our&nbsp; literature.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Nat King Cole crooned its promise in&nbsp; &quot;Route 66.&quot; From snarling hot rod to exotic Thunderbird, it was the star of the movie &quot;American Grafitti,'' and a virtual weapon in the hands of Robert Mitchum in &quot;Thunder Road.'' For Jack Kerouac, it was holy deliverance in &quot;On the Road.'' And loaded with all the Joad family had left in this world, it was a beast of burden and hope in John Steinbeck's &quot;The Grapes of Wrath.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/wheels/090102/which-it-stands-wheels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Americas Asia-Pacific Europe Germany Middle East Japan Technology United Kingdom Thu, 08 Jan 2009 22:22:03 +0000 Royal Ford 6401 at http://www.globalpost.com Back to Liberia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/ghana/090103/back-liberia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A refugee in Ghana knows it will take a village to improve his war-torn home </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ken Maguire </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/ghana/090103/back-liberia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Ghana Mon, 26 Jan 2009 17:43:19 +0000 Ken Maguire 6555 at http://www.globalpost.com Ghana's disabled find jobs and hope http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/ghana/090103/ghanas-disabled-find-jobs-and-hope <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On the outskirts of Accra, a bike repair shop teaches valuable skills. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ken Maguire </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><div>KOFORIDUA, Ghana&nbsp;&mdash; John Sule Bukari, busy scrubbing the rusty chain of a dismantled mountain bike in the workshop of Ability Bikes, understands too well that first impressions can make or break job interviews.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>An employer needing someone to deliver jugs of clean water overlooked&nbsp;Bukari&rsquo;s confidence and optimism. Instead, he saw the walking stick Bukari uses as a result of childhood polio. Interview over.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/ghana/090103/ghanas-disabled-find-jobs-and-hope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Ghana Aid Wed, 07 Jan 2009 19:19:03 +0000 Ken Maguire 6590 at http://www.globalpost.com Part I: The deadly new tuberculosis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/health/090103/part-i-the-deadly-new-tuberculosis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> South Africa is the epicenter of an outbreak that threatens to spread. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TUGELA FERRY, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa &mdash; Two health workers trudge up a steep, rocky hill carrying a blue&nbsp;cooler full of freezer packs and vials of medicine.&nbsp;They are visiting the hut of Msezini Ximba to give him his daily shot to fight multiple drug-resistant tuberculosis.</p> <p>There isn&rsquo;t much conversation as one health worker prepares the syringe, Ximba removes some clothing and the drug is administered.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/health/090103/part-i-the-deadly-new-tuberculosis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa South Africa Health Thu, 08 Jan 2009 06:39:59 +0000 Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne 6604 at http://www.globalpost.com Part II: The deadly new tuberculosis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/health/090103/part-ii-the-deadly-new-tuberculosis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> XDR-TB cuts short young lives in South Africa. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG &mdash; As I enter the small schoolyard a little boy in a blue paper crown runs up and flashes me a welcoming smile.</p> <p>Fanyana (not his real name) is &ldquo;the brand ambassador&rdquo; for the school, and this is his birthday party with cake, chips and dancing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/health/090103/part-ii-the-deadly-new-tuberculosis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa South Africa Health Thu, 08 Jan 2009 06:46:52 +0000 Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne 6642 at http://www.globalpost.com