The image of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, on a window at Regina Mundi Cathedral in Soweto.
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There is no such thing as ‘private’ religion. Beliefs have public implications. Yet, they cannot go unchecked when they cause harm.
Protesters descended on the seat of government in 2017 to demand former South African president Jacob Zuma resign.
To build a political culture that supports democracy in South Africa, civic education needs to move beyond voter education.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at the launch of a national anti-gang unit in Cape Town.
The law aimed at fighting gangs lacks the power to disrupt their activities.
Paul Kagame has exercised firm personal control over Rwanda’s politics since becoming president in 2000.
The Rwandan model can’t be replicated easily given that it depends heavily on political dominance and tight, centralised control of patronage networks.
Demonstrators chant slogans while flashing the Oromo protest gesture during Irreecha, the thanksgiving festival of the Oromo people, in Bishoftu town, Oromia region, Ethiopia, October 2, 2016.
The current state of emergency in Ethiopia is the last attempt by the Tigrayan-led regime to stop the Oromo and Amhara protests and maintain political power.
King Mswati III, centre, with his regiments at Ludzidzini royal palace during the annual Reed Dance in August. Swaziland ranks among the worst in Africa for its level of democracy.
Satisfaction with democracy varies widely in Africa. Across 28 countries, only 46% of citizens say they are “very satisfied” or “fairly satisfied” with the way democracy works in their countries.
NSW consorting laws mean a group of dog owners who regularly meet at Sydney’s Leichhardt Pioneers Memorial Park might want to run criminal record checks on anyone joining their social gathering.
Next time you strike up a conversation at your local coffee shop, have a chat in the pub after work, or have a natter with fellow dog lovers as you follow your pooch around the park, you may want to get…