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Former South African President Jacob Zuma sings to his supporters outside the High Court. He faces corruption charges. EPA-EFE/Phil Magakoe

How Pentecostalism explains Jacob Zuma’s defiance and lack of shame

Jacob Zuma’s religious utterances present a conundrum for scholars, as many poor South African Christians support his moral claims and celebrated his ill-gotten riches.
South African opposition party leader, Mmusi Maimane, addressing the media. A viable media helps promote political accountability. EPA-EFE/Brenton Geach

Why economic questions are key to Africa’s media freedom debate

The sustainability of the news media is a precondition for good journalism in the public interest. Thus, economic questions should form part of discussions of press freedom.

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