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Former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Thabo Mbeki share a light moment at a meeting of the G8 and developing nations in Tokyo in 2000. EFE-EPA/Michel Euler

Mbeki and Obasanjo: case studies in the use of soft power in Africa’s interests

Former presidents Obasanjo and Mbeki have arguably made the most important contribution to Africa in the 21st Century by promoting peace, democracy, regional integration and pan-Africanism.
Detail of a photograph by Anne Fischer, Cape Town, c. 1940s. Anne Fischer/Courtesy Iziko Museums of South Africa, Social History Collections/University of Cape Town Library Special Collections

Glimpses into the history of street photography in South Africa

Two striking images - from the 1940s and the 1960s - help reveal the rich but still emerging history of street photography in the country.
Bishop Desmond Tutu during South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission process. Reuters

Timol inquest opens new door to justice against apartheid atrocities

Inquests into atrocities committed under apartheid are important because many South Africans are beginning to question whether justice was done under the country's truth and reconciliation process.

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