Three urgent issues at the interplay of foreign and domestic affairs will be of strategic long-term importance to South Africa and Africa.
Many of the crime prevention strategies South African President Cyril Ramaphosa proposed have been tried, with few positive results.
South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, promised radical economic transformation in his 2017 state of the nation address. A lot of what he said in support of this promise is alternative facts.
There was nothing in President Zuma's speech to suggest that he'd really listened to people's concerns about higher education - nor to suggest that any solutions will be forthcoming.
With South African local government elections coming up later in 2016, Jacob Zuma and his governing ANC must ensure that citizens still look to them as a party of hope.
President Jacob Zuma failed to focus on reforms that fix any of the health care in South Africa in the next five years.
As Australia leaves the old economy behind, the word we must embrace for the new is "nimble".
The coalition has presided over a muddled and reactionary foreign policy, and has done little to strengthen Britain's independent voice in the world.
The problems with benefits lie outside the system, while more and more of us are being dragged into its orbit.
Whoever wins the election, there are serious questions to answer on immigration.
Science and research were not at the front of the political debate in 2010. So how has science funding fared under the coalition government?
The UK's economic performance can be spun in different ways. Here, the Coalition's economic record is broken down.
Five years of Coalition government later, it is clear that the poorest have paid most dearly as a result of various tax and benefit changes.
The shock therapy of changes in schools and universities may feel like a seismic shift. But it's the direction we were already travelling in.
The government faced civil unrest almost as soon as it came to office. Then it decided to cause some disruption of its own.
After the 2010 election, the coalition promptly ordered a huge review of the EU. Then it spent years ignoring the findings.
As we go into the 2015 election what kind of NHS will a new government inherit?