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Julius Malema, leader of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), arrives at Parliament wearing a hard hat and overall to show solidarity with coal mine workers. Schalk van Zuydam/AP Photo

For African politicians, fashion could mean more than just dress

From red berets to full-on cosplaying, leaders across the continent have a robust relationship with fashion.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the funeral of his predecessor, Robert Mugabe. EPA-EFE/Aaron Ufumeli

Mugabe is dead, but old men still run southern Africa

It remains to be seen how much longer the ‘old men syndrome’ will persist in Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa, despite growing frustration among the politically powerless.
The SACP and Cosatu have spoken out against South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma. Flcker/GCIS

Those who brought Zuma to power shouldn’t be forgotten, or forgiven

The twilight of Jacob Zuma’s ruinous presidency coincides with growing revulsion at his misrule of South Africa. But, it’s important that his erstwhile supporters acknowledge their complicity.

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