Posts About South Africa
All that holds Jacob Zuma's ANC together is the goal of getting him elected. What will unite them afterwards?
At the end of the day, though, you have to wonder how much victories like these -- over Taiwan and over the Dalai Lama -- really help China's cause.
South Africa stands in the way of Zimbabwe’s salvation.
The problems in Zimbabwe have accumulated over four decades.
Blame autocracy and poor local leadership for Africa's latest food problems.
South African President Thabo Mbeki's effective support for Robert Mugabe is absolutely disgraceful. Should Zimbabwe be razed to the ground before African leaders insist on change?
Other countries ought to encourage South Africa to be a forceful conduit and coordinator of international pressure and serve a bankruptcy and eviction notice on President Mugabe.
The long-term solution still lies with strengthening the powers of financial regulatory institutions and central banks to curb irresponsible financial behavior.
Let’s not assume change is always a good thing.
Zuma’s election means that post-apartheid South Africa is unexpectedly entering an unsettling, uncertain and turbulent phase.
While the world press has widely reported the controversy surrounding South Africa's invitation to the Palestinian prime minister, it has failed to publish in full what the South African intelligence minister said defending the decision. I am reprinting it below. The idea that this is a reward to terrorism avoids dealing with the underlying issue.
It is perhaps now an opportune moment for the international community to lift the aid embargo it imposed on the Palestinian Authority after Hamas came to power in elections last year. The embargo only hurts and alienates the Palestinian people, not their leaders, and strengthens hard-line elements in Hamas.
The sad thing about the countries that are undermining the international diplomatic embargo against Hamas is that they are harming the cause they claim to be trying to advance -- the cause of peace. Hamas is not interested in ending the violence, they even steal Mickey Mouse to inculcate a culture of war in Palestinian children.
Palestinians do not get to choose Israel's leaders, nor should Israel impose its choice of government upon the Palestinian people. Violence or not, Haniyeh is a representative of those people. Sanctioning the violence unleashed by established powers while condemning the acts taken by the oppressed will not resolve the root causes.
A negotiated settlement ended South African apartheid, as did former enemies talking to each other finally end the decades of bloodshed in Northern Ireland with a unity government this week. It is not realistic to have one standard of conflict resolution for the whole world, and another just for Israel.
It is true that the poor in developing countries are the least to blame for global warming, but yet will suffer the most from it. Yet Africa's poor already lack many basic needs, and taking steps to fight global warming may bear even greater costs for them.
South Africa's judiciary faces pressure to become more representative of the country's diverse population. But black judges are not enough to uphold democratic values. With inadequate leadership from the political parties, the judiciary will have to lead the country's needed reform.
South Africa is enjoying the first budget surplus in a generation, and the first ever in recorded African history. Should a county have a budget surplus and low budget deficits, low inflation, no debts etc. in a country where you...
Johanessburg, South Africa - Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe will finally lose his grip on power. Meanwhile, former UN Secretary Kofi Annan might run for president of Ghana.
Johannesburg, South Africa - Former Deputy President Jacob Zuma told the court in his rape trail that he could tell by the way a woman sat that she wanted sex.