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Sun Foreign StaffSOWETO, South Africa - At yesterday's generally somber Mass, hymn-singing members of the Regina Mundi Catholic Church choir danced a stutter-step down the aisle as congregants slapped hymnbooks to the beat. Just outside the cavernous sanctuary, cars on a...
Tags: Western Africa, Islam, The Pope, Sociology, Civil Rights
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterA few weeks ago, a retired American intelligence officer was asked over lunch about the availability on the black market of portable shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles, which government officials fear terrorists might use against civilian...
Special to the SunLet's say this first: The Baltimore Zoo is one of the finest in the country. But every zoo is different, and sometimes it's fun to check out the animals and exhibits lurking in other cities. Summertime, the season of vacationing and visiting, is an ideal...
Chicago TribuneBwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda You wake up fast when there's a 400-pound gorilla standing outside your tent. "Ruth!" I called over in something of a whisper-yell to the woman in the tent next to mine. "Ruth! Wake up! There's a gorilla out...
Times Staff WriterEvery day is a fight for pennies. At sunrise, Adolphe Mulinowa is out hauling 10-gallon cans of sand at a construction site. It takes him an hour to earn 5 cents. Then he hustles to a roadside with a few plastic bottles of pink gasoline, which he hawks...
Tags: Sales, Fever, Lawyers, Prostitution, Children
Special to The TimesBob WEIS was trolling EBay from his 1962 Palm Springs ranch house, hunting for the African artifacts he has collected for the last 20 years, when he hit the mother lode. There, among the carved wooden stools and ceremonial figures, hand-woven textiles,...
Times Staff WriterWASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struggled today over whether the time has come to end the death penalty for young murderers. Two years ago, the court in a 6-3 decision struck down capital punishment for the mentally retarded, saying that a "national...
Tags: Punishment, Iran, Gang Activity, Lawyers, Death Penalty
Tribune foreign correspondentThe invalids line their wheelchairs along the edge of the pier, high above the Congo River's swirling, deadly currents, as if about to plunge in. But they are not suicidal. They are in a race. And they must solve an important puzzle: How can they board...
Tribune theater criticYou want a hundred bucks' worth of acting for a quarter of the price? Buy a ticket to Congo Square Theatre Company's "Seven Guitars," now at the Duncan YMCA auditorium on the Near South Side, and you will spend an evening in the company of a sterling...
Times Film Critic"Lumumba" is potent stuff. Complex, powerful, intensely dramatic, its compelling depiction of an African political tragedy echoes Woodrow Wilson's apocryphal remark about the couldn't-be-more-different "Birth of a Nation": "It is like writing history with...
Tribune foreign correspondentHelena Kufumana makes a pathetic witch. Far from exuding wickedness, the 13-year-old schoolgirl is nervous and shy. Her "101 Dalmatians" cartoon T-shirt is grubby and doesn't fit. She swings her bare feet beneath her chair in the hyper way that all...
Tribune theater criticThe rare and right actress can make beautiful sense out of even the most daunting stage poem written by Ntozake Shange, the author of "for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbo is enuf." Meet the right actress. She is Monifa Days, a...
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