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.
The events of summer 2011 proved that Israel incubates the same sort of socio-economic discontent that upended the wider Middle East.
President Jacob Zuma shouldn't be allowed to detract from the momentum that Cyril Ramaphosa, the new president of the ruling ANC, has started to build.
Can South America's biggest democracy run properly with a broken, corrupt political class seemingly unable to reform?
Opposition leader Mmusi Maimane's takeover of responsibility for tackling the Western Cape water crisis blurs party and state lines.
An appeals court ruling against popular Brazilian ex-president Lula has hotly divided Brazil. A legal scholar argues that this is a case of activist judges taking their anti-graft crusade too far.
Steps are being taken to lay charges and seize assets of people and companies allegedly involved in corruption in South Africa.
The shake up at South Africa's power utility, Eskom, sends a good signal about where Cyril Ramaphosa is taking the country.
Too often developments in one country are seen in isolation. In southern Africa events in one affect others in the region.
He's used to ruling on the soccer field, but how will George Weah tackle the job of Liberian president?
Failure by South Africa's prosecuting authority to pursue those identified in the 'Gupta e-mails' points to dereliction of its duty.
Blockchain is now helping to bring much-needed transparency to the global tuna industry, which has been prone to corruption, human slavery and unsustainable fishing practices.
After doing nothing for a long time to bring the Gupta family to book in South Africa, the country's prosecuting authority has finally started to act.
Seven years after Ben Ali was deposed, Tunisians feel little happier with their lot.
Cyril Ramaphosa seems to be on the way to uniting a fractious ANC. But he's got a rough road to travel before he can claim any victories.
As the service becomes more professional and diverse, the less it can be influenced by boys' clubs.
Free university education and land redistribution without compensation have far-reaching implications for South Africa's economy, and requires exceptional leadership.
The law can both make and break criminals.
South Africa's likely next president must face down entrenched corruption, a stagnant economy, and a restive middle class.
South Africa's ruling ANC has a new leader - Cyril Ramaphosa. But this doesn't mean that the country is out of the woods. Political instability remains a real possibility.