Global Week in Review: Former Black Panther Turned Hijacker Returns to U.S.  

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  • Former Black Panther Turned Hijacker Returns to U.S.
  • Creating the ”New York” of Africa
  • Rob Ford Says He Is Not a Drug Addict
  • Haiti’s President Puts Education Front and Center
  • Gambia TV Host Flees to U.S. Following Accusations of Sedition
  • Dancehall Star Speaks Out Against Homelessness in Jamaica
  • Wedding Party Massacred in Nigeria
  • Deadly Church Stampede in Nigeria
  • Dozens Dead, Boat Sinks Off the Coast of Myanmar
  • Egypt Changes Venue for Ousted President’s Trial
  • African Horn Piracy Is a Multi-Million Dollar Business
  • Congo M23 Rebels Call Truce
  • WWII Bomb Defused in Germany
  • Mexico Imposes Taxes on Junk Food and Soft Drinks
  • Cuba Shuts Down Private Cinemas and Gaming Venues

Creating the ”New York” of Africa

Thousands of acres of wasteland in Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city, have been snapped up by a Japanese billionaire developer. Dia Zhikong, chairman of Shanghai Zendai, says his plan is to create a ”future capital for the whole of Africa" on par with cities like New York. Zhikong plans to invest $7.8 billion dollars over the next 15 years. (Photo: dpa /Landov)

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