- Luxembourg politician (12th and current President of the European Commission).
- Prime Minister of Luxembourg 1995 - 2013.
- Minister for Finance - Luxembourg 1989 - 2009.
- US politician (Defence Secretary Feb 2013 - Nov 2014).
- Vietnam War veteran (2 purple hearts), US Senator (Republican) from Nebraska from 1997 to 2009.
- Removed from Defence Secretary position in Obama cabinet reshuffle.
- Democratic country on the south end of Africa, one of the few on the continent never to have had a coup d'état.
- Population 53 million, of whom 80% are black, with 11 official languages.
- President is Jacob Zuma and the 3 capitals are Pretoria (executive), Bloemfontein (judicial) and Cape Town (legislative).
- Unarmed black civilian shot by police August 9, 2014.
- Killed by Policeman Darren Wilson in Ferguson Missouri.
- Disputed circumstances of the shooting and no charges against Wilson led to local protests and civil unrest.
- Grand jury refused to charge a policeman (Nov 24, 2014) over the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
- Brown was killed by Darren Wilson in Ferguson Missouri on Aug 09 2014.
- His death sparked weeks of demonstrations and civil unrest, as did the ruling.