The Madagascar Test
Rajoelina’s decision to contest elections puts island nation on edge
The candidacy of Madagascar's President of Transition Andry Rajoelina, who was surprisingly selected among the 41 candidates in the July Presidential election, calls into question the credibility of the electoral spec...
For better, for worse: SA 1994-2013
A current refrain this past Freedom Day, as has been the case on previous anniversaries of South Africa’s first democratic elections, is that the country is a much better place than it was in 1994.
Well, of course it would, and should, be.
The year 1994 was by no means a measure of a ...
What’s the Catch?
Johannesburg - United States President Barack Obama is set to visit Africa sometime this year as Washington seeks to make economic inroads and countermand Chinese presence on the continent.
Obama has previously visited Egypt and Ghana.
Recent reports from Washington quoted Secretary of State K...
Will the Anchor Hold?
Tensions in South Africa’s ruling ANC continue to raise questions about whether the ruling party – populated by individuals with varying ideological inclinations, from hard-line communist to pro-capitalist – can be truly united.
It is also worth asking whether the party, togeth...