The time is long past that Pretoria's admonitions of bad behaviour by Zimbabwe's leaders are backed by a credible threat of sanction and punishment.
A study of the late Keorapetse Kgositsile shows how the poet influenced black American culture. It also shows how his mother and his grandmother's oral traditions in turn influenced him.
For the first time since independence, Namibia's ruling party has suffered electoral setbacks in the midst of economic and political crisis.
Swapo remains the dominant party by far in Namibia. But it seems increasingly unable to live up to its promises.