Cyril Ramaphosa (left) has succeed South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma to lead the African National Congress.
President Jacob Zuma's camp is pushing to have him replaced by an interim leader as an excuse to prolong his disastrous rule for their own benefit.
US President Donald Trump has yet to announce his administration’s Africa policy.
The Trump administration's incompetence makes it difficult for African countries to engage Washington in seeking meaningful explanations, much less substantive negotiations.
ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa has been the subject of much scrutiny during his rise to the party’s top position.
The study of Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's deputy president and new head of its governing party, is generating a great deal of heat, and not much light.
Cyril Ramaphosa, the new president of South Africa’s governing party, the ANC, and potentially the country’s future president.
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.
A suit of highly paid professional services seem to have failed investors in the unfolding Steinhoff corporate scandal.
Jacob Zuma, president of South Africa. There are renewed calls for citizens to directly elect their president and other representatives.
Changing the South African system to allow for direct election would require the country to look carefully at how a directly elected president should be held accountable to parliament.
Six major dams make up 99.6% of the volume of water in Cape Town’s water supply.
The water crisis in South Africa's Cape Town teaches us there's more at play than just rainfall. Disasters like droughts means the issue must be seen from many different perspectives, like politics.
Extensive research has been done on poverty and inequality in South Africa but more is needed to better understand the status quo and mainly inter-sectional factors that drive inequality.
Anglophone Cameroonians want to secede from the Francophone part of the country.
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Cameroon's Anglophone crisis that's pitted its English speaking citizens against the central government could result in the country being denied preferential trade agreements with the US.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, with presidential contenders Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa.
The race for the presidency of South Africa's governing ANC will go down to the wire. Exact calculations for the frontrunners are impossible and the result is likely to be known by 17 or 18 December.
South Africa's data rollout of its pre-exposure prophylaxis shows that there is a relatively slow, but increasing, uptake. However, more needs to be done to target young women.
In rural areas where there are often fewer healthcare professionals available, traditional healers can have a role to play in promoting HIV treatment.
Three new HIV vaccine concepts which rely on high-tech designer proteins are being trialled to see if they can stop the virus.
South Africa has one last hurdle to cross before it implements a sugar tax to prevent a wide-range of obesity related non-communicable diseases.
The political troubles of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe comes with lessons for his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma.
The unfolding misfortunes of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe hold key lessons for his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma who faces the possibility of a forced exit.
South Africa's perilous decline under Jacob Zuma's presidency is set out in two non-fiction books that provide unsettling, but essential reading.
Informal settlements in Cape Town only use 4.7% of the city’s water.
There are a number of myths surrounding Cape Town's drought, one of them being that the city saw the crisis coming but didn't prepare for it.
South African President Jacob Zuma. Mounting allegations of corruption at home are having international repercussions.
There are disturbing questions around the complicity - witting or unwitting - of UK global financial institutions in the transnational network set up by President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family.
Johannesburg has become a regional retail hub with cross border shopping activity running into billions.
Johannesburg's central business district is developing into a major cross border shopping hub, servicing the broader sub-Saharan region and has a potential to grow even further.
An illegal money changer holds bond notes outside a bank in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare.
Years of political instability and economic mismanagement under the rule of ZANU-PF have left Zimbabwe’s financial system in chaos. The country is living on borrowed time and borrowed money.