The ruling party praised the mining magnate, Patrice Motsepe, and said he was part of a 'patriotic bourgeoisie' of rich black South Africans with a social conscience.
BP and Exxon Mobil have taken opposite sides in the escalating conflict over oil between the Iraqi central government and the Iraqi Kurds, Alic writes.
Since 1990, more than 10,000 Colombians have been wounded or killed by landmines, including 982 children. Britain's Halo Trust expects to be one of the first NGOs to start clearing mines in the next several months.
The EU should be open, free, flexible and the UK will be part of it, says the British leader at this week's Davos forum. But 'I don't want a country called Europe,' he adds, as Tory back-benchers push the prime minister to call for a controversial referendum on British participation in the 27-nation union.