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For Park Geun-hye, who had been president for four years of her five-year term before being ousted more than a year ago, the sentence was the latest tragedy in a life in which her mother was assassinated in 1974 by a bullet intended for her father, the dictator Park Chung-hee, himself shot and killed five years later by his intelligence chief. Never married, a lonely figure, raised in the hothouse atmosphere of the Blue House, the centre of presidential power, far out of touch with popular sentiment if not reality, Park, 66, faces more years of loneliness before her sentence is due to expire when she reaches the age of 90. A polarising figure, Park arouses sympathy from largely elderly people waving Korean and also American flags and antipathy from liberals who waged the Candlelight Revolution that led to her impeachment and arrest – and the election 11 months ago of their hero, Moon Jae-in, as president. Read more North Korea ‘threatens to kill South’s impeached … [Read more...] about South Korea’s former president Park Guen-hye sentenced to 24 years in prison on corruption charges
South Africa is the most unequal country in the world and its poverty is the “enduring legacy of apartheid”, according to a report by the World Bank. Inequality in the country has increased since the end of the apartheid with black South Africans at the highest risk of poverty, the report found. It added that it was the most unequal of the 149 countries which the World Bank analysed using the Gini Index, an economic tool which looks at consumption and expenditure to measure inequality. Read more The life of anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela It was closely followed by its neighbours Namibia and Botswana. Despite significant poverty reduction in South Africa between the end of apartheid in 1994 and 2011, at least 2.5 million more South Africans have fallen into poverty since 2011, the report found. More than half of the population currently lives below the national poverty line. The group most at risk of poverty are black South Africans, the … [Read more...] about South Africa is the most unequal country in the world and its poverty is the “enduring legacy of apartheid”, says World Bank
0 Post a comment Wednesday, 4 April 2018 - Local People by Contributed Item - Contributed Item @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] Local historian Ceri Joseph of Porthcawl Museum continues her fascinating series on life in Porthcawl 100 years ago, when World War One was still raging. This week, she looks at April 1918. The role of aviation evolved rapidly throughout the First World War. What began as a means for reconnaissance soon had to adapt new roles. Fighter aircraft were developed to shoot down enemy planes whilst other aircraft were equipped to drop bombs. By 1917, the growing superiority of German fighter planes, and the bombing of England by Zeppelins, led to an authorised review of British Air Services by South African General Jan Smuts. ‘The Smuts Report’ resulted in the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service to form the Royal Air Force and the Women’s Royal Air Force. The world’s first … [Read more...] about Did the brother of a Porthcawl man shoot down the Red Baron? Porthcawl at war, April 1918, by Ceri Joseph.
Maya Angelou, who would have been 90 on 4 April, remains one of America’s most influential writers, artists and cultural figureheads. Her series of seven autobiographical works, beginning with the seminal coming of age story, I Know Why the Cage Bird Sings, overhauled the memoir genre, tackling rape, racism and trauma and catapulted Angelou to international acclaim. Her birthday is the same date as the assassination of her friend and colleague in the US civil rights movement, Dr Martin Luther King Jr, whom she met in 1960 after hearing him speak. Read more Maya Angelou: Republicans refused to rename post office after icon Maya Angelou was able to rise, but US race equality is still only a Maya Angelou obituary: Inspirational writer and activist whose Following the meeting, Angelou, who was already a successful singer, organised the Cabaret for Freedom to support Dr King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In 1968 Dr King asked her to organise a civil rights … [Read more...] about Maya Angelou: Five things you didn’t know about the African American author, poet and singer