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By Ian Powell WELLINGTON — There has been a dramatic shift in the popularity of New Zealand's political parties. A Morgan Gallup opinion poll conducted last month recorded a striking increase in support for the left-wing NewLabour Party from
The South African Communist Party is debating its vision for a democratic and socialist South Africa and its role in bringing it about. A document called Building Workers' Power for Democratic Change — the draft manifesto of the SACP — is
The United Nations has appealed for $400 million in aid to help an estimated 22 million people affected by drought and civil war in the Horn of Africa. One of the countries worst afflicted is Sudan. The UN estimates that 8 million people in Sudan
Carmen Maclean Violating a United Nations peace plan, the Moroccan government has resumed its war against Western Sahara. Morocco first invaded Western Sahara in 1975. A cease-fire was due to come into effect on September 6. This was to be
By Peter Annear Following its September 8 referendum on independence, Macedonia could become a new flashpoint in the Yugoslav civil war. With a 75% turnout, 98% of voters favoured a sovereign and independent Macedonia which would have the right to
By Mikael Hidayat JAKARTA — Sana, 19, and a group of fellow Timorese workers first came here in hope of a life better than that to be found in Timor. Their expectations had been raised by the promise of jobs in a Jakarta hotel. The promise
By John Mettam "Cuban athletes have stunned their larger, richer neighbours", the International Herald Tribune reported in its coverage of last month's Pan American Games. In number of participants and countries represented, the Pan American
By Rosemary Evans Which small country, often in the news, never provides TV journalists with images of police violently charging protesters (with or without tear gas), of faces consumed with murderous hatred, of fleeing civilians, of cars in
By Peter Annear BELGRADE — An incident illustrates the tragedy that is unfolding in Yugoslavia. It is 4 a.m. Dawn has not yet broken. On the line from Budapest to Belgrade, our train pulls into lonely Subotica, the rail crossing and immigration
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — Within weeks of the defeat of the August coup, important sections of the Russian democratic movement have come out in public opposition to actions of President Boris Yeltsin and his associates. In the second week of

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