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As South Africa's ANC implodes, Thabo Mbeki tries to rewrite his own history

As South Africa's ANC implodes, Thabo Mbeki tries to rewrite his own history

5th May 2017 As South Africa’s political climate goes from fractious to feverish, with protests mounting against the embattled president, Jacob Zuma, a former... 

African history is a discipline on the rise -- and one that raises many questions

African history is a discipline on the rise -- and one that raises many questions

4th May 2017 African history has gone through many incarnations as an academic discipline. Most recently, there’s been a global turn in African historiography.... 

Famine creeps in on Africa while the world's media looks elsewhere

Famine creeps in on Africa while the world's media looks elsewhere

26th April 2017 Major political events in the US and Europe have preoccupied western media over the past year. Chief among these has been Donald Trump’s rise to US... 

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South Africa has a new trade union federation. Can it break the mould?

South Africa has a new trade union federation. Can it break the mould?

26th April 2017 The newly launched trade union grouping in South Africa - the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) - promises to be a voice for the... 

White people in South Africa still hold the lion's share of all forms of capital

White people in South Africa still hold the lion's share of all forms of capital

25th April 2017 The role of “white monopoly capital” in post-apartheid South Africa has been in the news lately. In the South African context, it can be understood... 

South Africa must look beyond individuals to solve the current crisis

South Africa must look beyond individuals to solve the current crisis

21st April 2017 When the axe finally fell on the embattled South Africa’s finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, the reactions played out... 

South Africa's ANC can stay a liberation movement and govern well

South Africa's ANC can stay a liberation movement and govern well

20th April 2017 The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s governing party, is weakening. It has recently committed some terrible mistakes in government.... 

No need to despair even as the dream of South Africa feels like a nightmare

No need to despair even as the dream of South Africa feels like a nightmare

19th April 2017 Like many, this Easter I feel that the dream of South Africa feels more like a nightmare. Personal interests, corruption, private gain,... 

Ethiopia needs a multi-party democracy to end the crushing impact of corruption

Ethiopia needs a multi-party democracy to end the crushing impact of corruption

18th April 2017 A paradox has played out in Ethiopia over the last decade. While its economy has thrived, its political landscape has been overwhelmed by rampant... 

ANC military veterans and the threat to South Africa's democracy

ANC military veterans and the threat to South Africa's democracy

13th April 2017 We may look back on the days in April 2017 when tens of thousands of South Africans marched demanding that President Jacob Zuma should fall as the... 

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