It has become increasingly clear that the country needs to start thinking of life without Ramaphosa - and the ANC - in charge.
A historian counters the popular view that the 1989 collapse of the Berlin Wall set in motion talks to end apartheid. The process was unstoppable by then.
In South Africa coalitions are weaponised as extensions of elections.
Rawlings was a polarising figure, a person who led two coups in Ghana before twice being elected president in multiparty polls.
Political legacies generated during authoritarian rule have a tendency to transcend into the multiparty era.
It’s an achievement in itself that Malawi is holding its sixth multi-party national elections since its transition from dictatorship under former President Kamuzu Banda.
The ruling PDI-P, while leading the polls, did not experience a significant surge.
President Paul Biya’s credibility and legitimacy are increasingly being tarnished, amid growing support for opposition candidates.