Now that "Baby Doc" Duvalier has died in his native Haiti, there is talk of giving him a state funeral. But Boby Duval, who was imprisoned by Duvalier in the 1970s, says Baby Doc's history of embezzlement and repression should remain to teach future generations what not to do.
Cartoonist Steve Bell has been skewering British politicians since his career took off in the late 1970s. Because his obsession is politics, a good number of American presidents have come in for in his particular brand of satire. Steve Bell's leftist politics inform how he characterizes US presidents. George W. Bush was easy. Barack Obama: not so much.
Ali Abdullah Saleh, the outgoing leader of Yemen who was pushed from power in an Arab Spring protest last year, has left the United States after receiving treatment there for injuries he sustained in last year's bombing — part of months of protest leading up to his losing power.
Egypt's expected to get the results of its first round of presidential elections sometime this weekend. All-in-all, many Egyptians seem pleased. But there have been reports of improprieties and flaws, leading some to wonder how fair the elections are.
U.S. presidents often talk of their hope to find peace in the Middle East and they practically always talk about their support for Israel's security. But on the ground there, expectations are much lower. And perhaps with good reason.
This week was student council election week at South Africa's COSAT school. The school's principal expected it would largely be a popularity contest. But when the students stood up to ask for votes, they surprised the principal with the tough issue they chose to take on.
From newlyweds who spent their honeymoon providing food for refugees in Calais, to what Jimmy Carter really wants to be known for, and how David Foster Wallace is remembered by his little sister. Thoughtful stories for the week ahead.