South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma’s proposed prosecution is a welcome reaffirmation of the principle that all are equal before the law.
South Africa needs to harness the small business sector to jump-start its economy.
Trapped in low growth trajectory, South Africa needs to boost small business development.
Journalists quiz former South African president Jacob Zuma. Relentless pressure led to his resignation.
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.
Young people are the mirror image of the adult world around them.
Some young East Africans believe that there is nothing wrong with corruption -- except in Rwanda.
Corruption has played havoc with Nigeria’s economy.
Corruption has gotten so bad in Nigeria that animals are getting in on the act.
Flooding is a common hazard in Nezahualcoyotl, a Mexican city just outside the nation’s capital.
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In many Mexican cities, water is treated as a political bargaining chip – a favor that public officials can trade for votes, bribes or power.
Nhlanhla Nene and Pravin Gordhan were both fired by former South African President Jacob Zuma.
The way South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa has constituted his cabinet reflects the distribution of power within the governing ANC.
Xi Jinping is now ruling without term limits. That's bad news for corrupt officials – and perhaps for the Chinese people.
South Africa's governing party, the African National Congress, poses a danger to democracy by continuiing to blur the lines between the state and the party.
London’s financial district at night.
The London Interbank Offered Rates is one of the world's key financial tools, but the 2008 rigging scandal has led to calls for its being phased out. Can we find better ways of building the LIBOR rate?
South African finance minister Malusi Gigaba could have done better in his 2018 budget speech.
South Africa's 2018 budget does not go far enough. Perhaps finance minister, Malusi Gigaba was caught up in the euphoria of the widely welcomed state of the nation address by Cyril Ramaphosa.
Cyril Ramaphosa addresses MPs after being elected president of South Africa.
Jacob Zuma was removed by the people's effect, which connected the dots of corruption, a mismanaged state and rapacious capitalism.
Members of parliament applaud South Africa’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa.
A tumultuous era has ended and there's a silver lining to the cloud that has been hanging over South Africa.
South Africa’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa. Rebuilding institutions will be key.
South Africa has successfully defended its constitutional democracy. But the harsh reality is that the country still faces development challenges.
South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa has in his state of the nation speech inspired hope.
The speech was delivered with panache and confidence. It had style, declaring to the nation and the world that he, Cyril Ramaphosa, was in charge.
South Africa's new administration, under the leadership of Cyril Ramaphosa, can make some quick wins by focusing on fixing a few key areas.
The Supreme Court overturned the corruption conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.
A legal scholar looks at the new and narrowed definition of bribery by the US Supreme Court. In the future, will politicians doing favors for donors and friends ever be prosecuted for corruption?
Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a rally to commemorate Nelson Mandela’s centenary year in Cape Town, South Africa.
Cyril Ramaphosa is no Messiah, and when the post-Zuma champagne corks stop popping, South Africans need to assess him as a mere mortal.
Better local governance can make classrooms happier and more productive.
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Local governance can have a real effect - positive or negative - on the quality of schooling.
Nelson Mandela and his successor Thabo Mbeki presided over the halcyon days of South Africa’s new democracy.
South Africa, following its peaceful transition, occupied the moral high ground and could influence the agenda of intergovernmental bodies like the United Nations. Not anymore.