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Even With Mandela's Death -- Sloppy Telling of His Life

David Tereshchuk | Posted 02.05.2014 | Media
David Tereshchuk

It does Mandela's life-story no service, nor the movement's -- nor that of sheer historical truth -- to canonize him as some one-sided Man of Peace.

Pope Mourns Mandela

Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis paid tribute to Nelson Mandela on Friday, as he joins the world in grieving the death of one of the world's most ardent fighters for equa...

Why South Africa Is Not Fit to Lead Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.25.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

President Zuma's domestic record have left him open to criticism. Countries such as Angola and Nigeria are finding it hard to refer to South Africa as a regional leader when its own house is in such a state of disrepair.

Dancing While Rome Burns: Why South Africa Has Not Had Its Revolution Yet

Estelle Nagel | Posted 07.03.2013 | World
Estelle Nagel

Facing the hostile crowd, who had been fed-up, hungry, shot at, and arrested in scores, there was little else he could do. What can you say to the men and women who faced the tragedy, and painstakingly picked up bullet casings? What can you do in response?

The Central African Republic: Implications of Africa's "Phantom State"

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The future of the CAR is naturally uncertain. For the country to become capable of controlling its destiny and asserting its sovereignty by preventing armed militias from entering its land, Séléka must avoid the mistakes of its predecessor.

Africa: Where a More Inclusive Future Is Being Written

Ajay Banga | Posted 02.26.2013 | Impact
Ajay Banga

When I returned to New York, I couldn't help but think that through the everyday resolve and achievements of people like Hilda and the systemic strides inspired by heads of state in Sub-Saharan Africa, I had just seen the future.

New Presidential Penis Cartoon

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

By Jon Herskovitz JOHANNESBURG, July 6 (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling ANC picked a fight on Friday with one of the country's most ...

South Africa's Ruling Party Is Stifling Gender Debate

Alex Matthews | Posted 08.04.2012 | World
Alex Matthews

In the aftermath of the fury unleashed by the ANC, will artists still dare to challenge and provoke? Or has South Africa accepted that culture and "acceptability" is something determined only by its ruling party?

South Africa's Ruling Party Will Fail to Quash Freedom of Expression

Alex Matthews | Posted 07.30.2012 | World
Alex Matthews

Several weeks ago, controversy ignited in South Africa when a Johannesburg gallery opened an exhibition by artist Brett Murray featuring The Spear -- a painting which depicted Jacob Zuma, the president of South Africa with his genitals exposed.

Presidential Penis Portrait Shocks African National Congress

Reuters | Peroshni Govender | Posted 07.18.2012 | World

By Peroshni Govender JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling ANC threatened to take legal action against a Johannesburg gallery ...

South Africa's Shocking Polygamy Airline Promotion

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 04.26.2012 | Travel

Flying with family members can get expensive, particularly for polygamists. But a new airline promotion could provide big savings for gentlemen with n...

Political Power Struggle Overshadows South Africa's Broken Promise

Michelle Chen | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

It's been more than two decades since South Africa overthrew apartheid rule, but ordinary South Africans today live under a different, subtler form of oppression.

International Climate Negotiations Grind to a Standstill

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Not much has been said or written about the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change since the flurry of post-Cancun commentary. So what's been happening with the climate talks?

World Cup Hangover Hits South Africa

Etan Thomas and Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Etan Thomas and Dave Zirin

The World Cup was without question a major sporting success for South Africa. The fields opened on schedule and disparate groups of South Africans who usually self-segregate exalted together in public. But the party's over.

Media freedom and violence prevention

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

This post originally appeared on the Conflict and Development blog on September 1, 2010. True believers in press freedom. Photo: Brooks Kraft/Sygma...

Obama: Al Qaeda Would Use Nuclear Weapon If It Could

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) - If al-Qaida acquired nuclear weapons it "would have no compunction at using them," President Barack Obama said Sunda...

The World Cup Is a Lift for South Africa

Amb. John Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. John Campbell

The soccer matches will provide a lift for the national mood of a country that wrestles with seemingly intractable problems in a democratic context if no longer with the uncritical acclaim of the immediate post-apartheid era.

New Zuma Sex Scandal Mars Run-Up To World Cup

Christian Science Monitor | Scott Baldauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Jacob Zuma's family denies press reports that one of his three wives had an affair with her bodyguard, but the story is causing a stir in So...

Something New Out of Africa: A Global Player

Dominique Strauss-Kahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dominique Strauss-Kahn

From our perspective, South Africa weathered the financial crisis well -- with a set of pragmatic counter-cyclical policies that enabled the country to withstand its first recession in 20 years.

South Africa World Cup: 40,000 Prostitutes May Enter Country

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The host nation is tightening border controls ahead of a predicted influx of sex workers hoping to ply their trade with fans during the month-long tou...

Jason Linkins

Sally Quinn Will Settle All Of Her Scores, On Twitter | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last week, a world mourned when Dame Sally Quinn, of the Washington, DC Bradlee-Quinns, had her print column -- which I believe was titled "The Drowsy...

How Zuma's Sex Life is Endangering Millions

Alex Matthews | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alex Matthews

Recent reports that South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has fathered his twentieth child with a woman he is not married to has disturbing implications for the battle against HIV/Aids.

The First Polygamist and his First, Second and Third Ladies

Luso Mnthali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Luso Mnthali

For at least some steps forward, there are some other steps backwards somewhere in the world, but South Africa cannot use this as a reason to excuse a president that is surely setting a bad example.

Jacob Zuma Reportedly Has 20th Child With Friend's Daughter

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

South African President Jacob Zuma has allegedly fathered a child with friend and powerful soccer businessman Irvin Khoza's daughter Sonono Khoza, acc...

Police Shoot Dead Three-Year-Old In South Africa For Allegedly Holding Pipes

Guardian | David Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Police in South Africa have allegedly shot dead a three-year-old boy because they mistook a metal pipe he was holding for a gun....