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When South Africa Called, We Answered

Danny Schechter | Posted 07.02.2014 | Media
Danny Schechter

Even as South Africa celebrates its 20th anniversary as a democracy with elections slated for next week, there has never been more rancor and anger in a land we all wanted to see as a true "rainbow nation."

Desmond Tutu: HRAC's Person of the Year

Jack Healey | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

Tutu was part of a tsunami of change that challenged and toppled the walls of apartheid. But he was not finished then. He has continued to fight onwards to publicize the plight and agitate for positive change.

Writer to Writer: Madiba A to Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela -- A Talk With Danny Schechter

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.18.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Madiba: A to Z paints an intimate portrait of Nelson Mandela, and wrestles with the questions Mandela himself raised: What is forgiveness? What are justice and equality? How long must the long walk to freedom go on before we are free?

South Africa's Political Wars Resemble Our Own

Danny Schechter | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Danny Schechter

When I came to South Africa, I thought I was escaping the way our news programs are totally dominated by political coverage even though the election is months away.

Guess What Just Turned 100

AP | By ED BROWN | Posted 03.09.2012 | World

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa -- Tens of thousands of chanting and dancing revelers waved the green and gold colors of the African National Congress as A...

Will PEPFAR HIV Funding Be Flatlined by Budget Battles?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.29.2011 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Is Obama neglecting worldwide human rights issues, as critics charge?

'They Don't Make Movies About Boring People:' Two New Documentaries Tackle AIDS, Government

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Imagine someone with the bluntness of the George Carlin, the wardrobe of the Kinsey Sicks, and the following of Dame Edna and you'll get an idea of what kind of social catalyst Pieter-Dirk Uys became for South Africans.

Referendum for Sudan, Requiem for Africa

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

It is the best of times in the Sudan. It is the worst of times in the Sudan. It is the happiest day in the Sudan. It is the saddest day in the Sudan. It is referendum for the Sudan. It is requiem for Africa.

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.

Will South Africa's ANC Remain Unconquered?

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

No longer a revolutionary party, the future of the ANC depends on its ability to facilitate healthy economic growth and to manage the expectations of the post-apartheid generation.

Zuma To Toughen Zimbabwe Stance

Mail & Guardian Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Jacob Zuma will inherit a still-simmering crisis in neighbouring Zimbabwe, where analysts said he's unlikely to tread as softly as his predecessor Tha...

Elections in South Africa

Laura J. Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura J. Mitchell

Too much is at stake for South Africans ­indeed for the rest of the continent ­to blithely dismiss "forces of darkness" in this current election.

Will Jacob Zuma's South Africa Be Democracy's Shame?

Andrew Belonsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andrew Belonsky

Jacob Zuma's commitment to communism, apparent disdain for free press and alleged meddling in the justice system are enough to raise the hairs on anyone who believes in open, transparent liberal democracy.

Mbeki a Disgrace, Yet Again

Mia Farrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mia Farrow

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki's legacy is a disgraceful one.

Ban Ki-Moon Begins Africa Tour Noting Financial Worries

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PRETORIA, South Africa — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened a nine-day African tour telling United Nations personnel Tuesday that the wor...

New African Union Leader Will Push For Single State

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Muammar el-Qaddafi of Libya was named chairman of the African Union on Monday, wresting control of a body he helped found and has long wante...

The New Obama in South Africa

Mona Gable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mona Gable

In October South Africa got a new health minister, a former anti-apartheid activist named Barbara Hogan who's being called the "new Obama." How's that for change South Africans can believe in?

Harvard Study: 365,000 Died Due To South Africa's Misguided AIDS Policies

The New York Times | Celia W. Dugger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG -- A new study by Harvard researchers estimates that the South African government would have prevented the premature deaths of 365,000 pe...

The Exit of George Bush's "Point Man" in Africa

Sean Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Jacobs

Mbeki's commendation of his government's "sterling work," during his televised resignation speech must have sounded to his people like a description of another country.

Zimbabwe: A Question for Obama (and McCain) that Won't Wait [Updated]

Michael Goldfarb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Goldfarb

What I am asking is whether Barack Obama will use his rapidly growing international credibility and speak out against the cruelties perpetrated by Mugabe and his henchman.