Tag: Jacob Zuma

Africa This Month: Africa in the Age of Donald Trump

Africa This Month: Africa in the Age of Donald Trump

The incoming Trump administration is likely to turn isolationist and dial down engagement with Africa, allowing the Chinese to fill the resulting vacuum. November has proved to be eventful. Apparently, South African President Jacob Zuma’s leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) is...

Fair Observer: Best of the Month

Fair Observer: Best of the Month

Fair Observer's five best articles of January. Barely in a blink, January has sailed by and 2014 has got off to a cracker. Weather patterns are changing around the world. North America has been hit by a "polar vortex," causing temperatures to drop to -51°C. Australia is experiencing record...

Zimbabwe: The Road to Stability?

Zimbabwe: The Road to Stability?

How will Mugabe’s re-election impact relations with South Africa? By Michael Kahn Robert Gabriel Mugabe of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), won a seventh term as leader of the government of Zimbabwe. In polls on July 31, ZANU-PF received around 61% of the...

Zimbabwe: Diamonds Are Worth More Than Democracy

Zimbabwe: Diamonds Are Worth More Than Democracy

Whether Zimbabwe's elections are free and fair matters little for the international community. Amid the hand wringing from the outside world over how free and fair Zimbabwe's elections will be, one uncomfortable question lingers. Does it really matter? Yes, 1 million dead voters...

South Africa Beyond Mandela

South Africa Beyond Mandela

South Africans ponder over what lies ahead in the post-Mandela years. By Jeffrey Herbst and Greg Mills Nelson Mandela’s leadership has been justly celebrated. He is rightly recognised as one of the great figures of our time. Many will also ask how South Africa will fare without Mandela...

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