Unmasked by the absence of the makeup and jewelry she usually wears in public, Jeanne Sauvé leans back against a cream brocade sofa in the living room of her Montreal home. She is surrounded by elegant furniture and by her collection of silver boxes—cigarette boxes, trinket boxes and snuff boxes of different shapes and sizes.By HILARY MACKENZIE6 min
Less than three decades ago, as it began shedding its colonial shackles, the Dark Continent looked confidently to an independent future of economic growth and social development. But today legions of Africans are hungry and broke, sick and tired, humiliated and divided.
All week White House officials orchestrated a media blitz that was calculated to appear upbeat. In an impromptu press room at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center, doctors reported that President Ronald Reagan was making a “spectacular” recovery from the two-hour-and-53-minute operation which had removed two feet of his large intestine and, with it, a two-inch tumor that had irrevocably altered the character of his second term.By Marci McDonald7 min
Beneath the garish, neon-lit facade of the famous Honest Ed’s discount store in Toronto, Anthony De Battista lined up for half an hour with another 150 bargain-hungry shoppers. For the 73-year-old retired hospital maintenance worker, who supports himself and his sister on a $500-a-month pension, the week’s shopping trip was a bonanza—a loaf of fresh white bread for 11 cents, two kilos of sugar for 59 cents and a package of smoked mackerel for $1.18.
If the postcard-pretty East African country of Kenya has a national motto, it is the Swahili word harambe, which means “let us pull together.” And last year, when the arid desert wind that devastated their northern neighbors bound 17 million Kenyans in the same bone-dry grip of the worst drought the region had seen in 70 years, that is what they did —pull together.
Across the breadth of northern Africa millions of people have fled from the advance of the world’s biggest desert, the Sahara, only to suffer from the longest sub-Saharan drought in memory. Countless millions have died, and more than 10 million refugees are starving or near starvation.By Hal Quinn5 min
For summer fun we Americans are renewing hostilities in Vietnam, and this time, it can be reported, our side is doing rather well. All things are possible in a darkened movie theatre, even the reclamation of lost honor and the rescue of several GIS missing since we last trekked through Indochina.By Fred Bruning5 min
After months of delicate negotiations, the stage appeared set last week for one of the largest takeovers in Canadian history. Paul Reichmann, the 55-year-old chief negotiator for his family’s $13billion real estate empire, had patiently crafted an agreement that would allow his family to purchase 60 per cent of Calgary-based Gulf Canada Ltd.
Since he was appointed Speaker of the House of Commons nine months ago, John Bosley has set aside the brash style he adopted as a Conservative member of Parliament and assumed the careful neutrality required in his job as the chief arbitrator and administrator of the Commons.By MICHAEL ROSE4 min
With every step that he takes across the pasture land he owns at Divide, Sask., near the Montana border, rancher Pete Butala stirs up a cloud of dust. Last winter the snow that Butala was counting on to supply moisture for his land failed to fall in sufficient quantities, and since early May no rain has fallen on his 13,000-acre spread.
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