The three blue-gum trees under which Nelson Mandela learned to be a leader still stand at the Mqhekezweni Great Place near Qunu, formerly the seat of kings of the abaThembu tribe in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province.
The Canadian dollar fell against the majority of its most traded peers after the country’s current account deficit narrowed less than expected in the third quarter, signaling export growth remains subdued.
It’s not often that a city known for its 7 a.m. breakfast meetings and workaholic residents also gains renown as a premier party town. Yet in Medellin, Colombia, the paradox begins to make sense very late on a raucous Friday night, when I find myself in a packed nightclub discussing the finer points of entrepreneurialism and urban planning between shots of 60-proof aguardiente. And that’s before I’m hugged by a mustachioed dwarf in a mariachi outfit.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denied allegations he had prostitutes in his office or snorted cocaine at a restaurant and said he will pursue legal action against the former employees and waiter who made the statements to police.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who admits smoking crack cocaine, faced new allegations in police documents released yesterday that he brought prostitutes to his office, guzzled vodka in his car and made a racial slur to a taxi driver.
In the world of the wired, South Koreans rule: millions got hooked on social networking years before Facebook; their mobile phones went broadband first; and Internet connections are faster than anyplace on the planet.