Barbara Crossette

Posts by Barbara Crossette:

Mohamed ElBaradei, an Egyptian Nobelist and ex-UN diplomat, supported the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi by Egypt's army.

UPDATED: Appointment of ElBaradei, Egyptian Nobelist, Looking Unlikely

With a dramatic announcement that the 2011 Egyptian revolution had been relaunched, Mohamed ElBaradei, a civilian opposition leader and a former United Nations official who won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the International Atomic Energy Agency, publicly aligned himself with the Egyptian Army on July 3,…

Prof Wole Soyinka

From Wole Soyinka: A Manifesto for Africa, By Barbara Crossette

The Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka, winner of Africa’s first Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986, has published a new book calling for urgent action by Africans to save themselves from the threat of Islamic extremism, against which corrupt regimes seem unable protect the tolerance and spiritual strength of traditional cultures. “If Africa falls…