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Rwanda’s economy is booming, but at what cost?

Rwanda’s economy is booming, but at what cost?

>>Sreenivasan: ROBERT MUGABE OF ZIMBABWE DIED THIS WEEK. HE RULED THAT COUNTRY FOR ALMOST 40 YEARS. HE HELPED THE NATION GAIN INDEPENDENCE, BUT WAS LATER REVILED FOR HIS BRUTAL CRACKDOWNS ON OPPONENTS AND A FAILING ECONOMY. FOR SOME, THE STORY IS A SIMILAR ONE TO THAT OF RWANDA, WHERE, A QUARTER CENTURY AGO, MORE THAN …

Wife of wealthy farmer ‘plotted his murder’

Wife of wealthy farmer ‘plotted his murder’

Wife of wealthy farmer William Taylor ‘plotted his murder’ A millionaire farmer was murdered after his estranged wife encouraged her new partner to kill him, a jury has heard  William Taylor, 69, was last seen at his home near Hitchin, Hertfordshire, on 3 June 2018 and his body was found in a river in February …

Serbian Uniforms of World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR Special

Serbian Uniforms of World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR Special

We’ve talked a lot about Serbia during our regular episodes. From the war’s beginnings and the repeated failures of the Austro-Hungarian Empire to conquer Serbia, to its invasion at the hands of the combined Central Powers, then to the exodus to Corfu where the remnants of the Serbian army were reconstituted to carry on the …

How Rich Was Cleopatra and Other Pharaohs?

How Rich Was Cleopatra and Other Pharaohs?

Famed for beating the men at their own game, Cleopatra has always had a place in our consciousness. From the Shakespearean play to that Hollywood picture, to bars of luxury soap, her image conveys a sense of beauty, wealth, womanhood, and power. But how much money was behind that beautiful diplomatic façade? Compared to today’s …

Remembering Josh Bridgman [562]

Remembering Josh Bridgman [562]

♪ Swale, There’s No One Here, “Wooden Heart” ♪ -Who’s he? [laughter] -Don’t you know? We’re here in Burlington at the Radio Bean and tonight is an unofficial memorial for Burlington icon, poet, playwright, Josh Bridgman. We’re here to celebrate our friend Josh Bridgman. Josh died from a heart attack in mid-December, 2018, at his …

The Dark History Of The Paisley Witches

The Dark History Of The Paisley Witches

1697, a dark and unjust trial is afoot The actions of a girl and the superstitions of a town will cost the lives of seven people Their crime: witchcraft. But this isn’t Salem, this is Scotland. And what will be the last witch trial in Western Europe. The Paisley Witches The young girl Christian Shaw …