Robert Mugabe is Africa’s Adolf Hitler

This used to be, and was once known as the ‘Bread-basket of Africa’, because of its agricultural richness. Today, Zimbabwe is at the mercy of its dictator, President Robert Mugabe. Unemployment is to 90% and communities exist in poverty and squalor, but it’s the horrific violence that’s driving two million refugees across the border to … [Read the full story]

White lion cub born in Serb zoo

A newborn white lion cub has been wowing visitors to a zoo in Serbia. The young female, who has not yet been named, has already captured the hearts of guests at Belgrade’s ‘good hope garden’ zoo. The 2.8lb youngster was born just over a week ago to proud parents Masha and Wambo. The animal park … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1990

The leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, Nelson Mandela, is released from prison after 27 years on February 11, 1990. In 1944, Mandela, a lawyer, joined the African National Congress (ANC), the oldest black political organization in South Africa, where he became a leader of Johannesburg’s youth wing of the ANC. In … [Read the full story]

Is Australia the new USA?

The news each day is full of stabbings and shootings and more violence. The values we inherited from our ancestors are drifting away. Mateship and going to the aid of the underdog are now forgotten dreams. Fight nights and five against one and kicking a man when he’s down, seem to be fun for the … [Read the full story]

Australians have no time for P-Rick Stein and other pretentious TV chefs

Fish master Rick Stein’s influence on the Cornish port of Padstow has earned it the nickname of Padstein. But a new, more personal, renaming attempt is less than complimentary. Pranksters have put a ‘P’ in front of ‘Rick’, on a sign at his Bannisters eaterie at Mollymook Beach, New South Wales. You can’t blames us … [Read the full story]