ANC renewal and the war on corruption is one thing. But transforming the character of the South African political economy is quite another.
Malaysian voters tossed the corrupt Najib Razak out of office despite efforts by his party to sway the result. A former dictator is back in charge, about to free his onetime political foe from jail.
An independent review has recommended steps to clean up the sport. Tennis authorities must now demonstrate they have the will to take action.
Both the media and civil society need to rethink the way they understand their roles when it comes to social accountability.
South Africa marks 24 years of freedom amid continuous contests over over governance, economic justice as well as reconciliation and inclusion.
The removal of Jacob Zuma from power is to be welcomed but, it's not the answer to South Africa's problems.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s term in office so far, makes it seem that South Africa can hope and dream again. That’s quite a gift for Freedom Day.
Saddled with a repressive government that cuts their wages in the name of austerity, Iraq's Kurds are demanding something better.
On September 24, 2019, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House had launched a formal impeachment inquiry against the president. But as history shows, the outcome is anything but assured.
South Africa's President, Cyril Ramaphosa, needs to quickly address key challenges to restart the economy.
After a fire killed 66 inmates at a Venezuelan jail in March, news stories portrayed the country's prisons as lawless. The real backstory of this deadly riot is more complex — and maybe a bit scarier.
South Africans expect former president Zuma him to take responsibility and remedy his undemocratic and unconstitutional behaviour.
Some communities on South Africa's Platinum Belt have received substantial mining revenues, but these are controlled by chiefs.
The story began when police discovered the bodies of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancé – both had been shot dead.
South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has done well so far but more challenges relating to reigniting the economy lie ahead.
Public disaffection in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries betrays deep-seated tensions beneath the surface.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma’s proposed prosecution is a welcome reaffirmation of the principle that all are equal before the law.
Trapped in low growth trajectory, South Africa needs to boost small business development.
South African investigative journalists and civil society played a crucial role in bringing a country in the clutches of patronage networks back from the brink.
Some young East Africans believe that there is nothing wrong with corruption -- except in Rwanda.