The great thing about "counterfactual" history is that anyone can play. If Gordon Brown hadn't been caught making those remarks about a "bigoted woman" might he still be PM? If Hitler had invaded England in 1940 would we all be speaking German? If the judge in the Rivonia trial had sentenced Nelson Mandela to death rather than life in jail?
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Thursday 23 October 2008
Gareth Hock has rehabilitated himself so successfully from the season's worst example of indiscipline that he will start for England in their World Cup opener on Saturday.
Friday 29 August 2008
And now for the great news – from Africa. Yes, I know that seems like a perverse opener, with Robert Mugabe perpetuating his oozing Alzheimocracy, a looming famine in Ethiopia, and international peacekeepers failing to prevent genocidal massacres in Darfur. The cynics who jeer that Africa is a black hole for help feel they have the wind of no change at their back. But some time next year – or soon after – a beautiful moment in the history of humanity will come to pass on the Western shores of Africa. An excruciatingly painful disease that has stalked humans for millennia will end – forever.
Monday 30 June 2008
Thursday 12 June 2008
One of Rio Tinto's top iron ore concessions is under threat after the Guinea government revealed it was reviewing the $6bn project in Simandou, stating concerns over its legality.
Friday 25 January 2008
Guinea captain Pascal Feindouno scored twice to steer his side to a vital three points against Morocco yesterday, but could miss the rest of the African Nations Cup after being sent off in the Group A game.
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Saturday 04 October 2003
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Green Party Caroline Lucas interview: 'We could be on the edge of something very big'
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