from Africa News blog:

Is Zuma home and dry after Malema’s expulsion?

May 18, 2012

By Cosmas Butunyi

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress may have expelled the rubble-rousing youth league president, Julius Malema, but challenges still remain for President Jacob Zuma, who is seeking a second term in a race that he is considered the frontrunner.

from India Insight:

Who wants to be India’s next president?

April 25, 2012


It's probably easier for actor Amitabh Bachchan to become India's president than your average politician.

from Africa News blog:

Is Joyce Banda the answer to Malawi ’s problems?

April 17, 2012

By Isaac Esipisu

The continents’ newest and second Africa’s  female president took over the reins of power in Malawi to offer a new and more responsive style of leadership that is expected to spur economic recovery of one of Africa’s poorest nation. Joyce Banda was sworn in as president two days after President Bingu wa Mutharika died of heart attack at 78.

from Tales from the Trail:

Obama gets custom-made New Balance running shoes

March 30, 2012

President Barack Obama is well known as a basketball fanatic, but he might feel more like going for a jog after receiving a custom-made pair of New Balance running shows, embroidered with the words "President" and "Obama," on them Friday night in Maine.

from Africa News blog:

Was South Africa right to deny Dalai Lama a visa?

October 4, 2011

By Isaac Esipisu

Given that China is South Africa’s biggest trading partner and given the close relationship between Beijing and the ruling African National Congress, it didn’t come as a huge surprise that South Africa was in no hurry to issue a visa to the Dalai Lama.

from Photographers' Blog:

George H.W. Bush: Old school president top in “Class”

July 7, 2011

George H.W. Bush stood taller than most men throughout seven decades of public service. That built-in surplus of extra inches came in handy at times when used to intimidate his political opponents struggling to stand up to his eye level while left listening below.

from FaithWorld:

Vague agenda fuels doubts over real aims of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

June 26, 2011

(The Sphinx at the great pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo, February 25, 2011/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

from FaithWorld:

South Korea’s religious harmony put to the test by Christian president

By Reuters Staff
June 26, 2011

(South Korean President Lee Myung-bak at the presidential Blue House in Seoul June 9, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Jo Yong-Hak)

from FaithWorld:

“Mormon question” may again dog Mitt Romney’s U.S. presidential bid

By Reuters Staff
June 10, 2011

(U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney talks to supporters in Detroit, Michigan June 9, 2011/Rebecca Cook)

from Photographers' Blog:

From Downing St. to the White House… and back

June 2, 2011

It’s cold, it’s very dark and oh…. of course it’s raining. I have no idea if or when I will actually see the Prime Minister after standing here for hours.