November 14, 2012

Events Fail to Stir Teflon Jacob Zuma

Richard Calland, Mail and Guardian

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While Zuma is content to snack on the surface of the food chain, oblivious to growing scandal, his future second in command could be our saviour.

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November 2, 2012
South Africa's 'Enemy Within'
Bryan Rostron, Business Day
Awareness of corruption implies the possibility of a sense of shame or, at least, of public revulsion. It is a far more critical matter when people don’t even know their rotten behaviour is dishonest, when they think of it... more ››
November 10, 2012
Obama's Africa Surprise
John Prendergast, Foreign Policy
Barack Obama's victory over Mitt Romney could have significant implications for America's approach to countries ranging from China to Russia. But U.S. policy toward Africa was unlikely to shift dramatically no matter who was... more ››
November 11, 2012
Can Africa's Jihadists Be Stopped?
The Economist
Hectic diplomacy and preparations for a UN-backed war against a branch of al-Qaeda in the Sahara desert are both proceeding apace. more ››
November 12, 2012
The Dangerous March of Boko Haram
Combating Terrorism Center
During the past year, the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has expanded from its traditional area of operations in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State and is now capable of conducting attacks across a 900-mile breadth of... more ››
November 13, 2012
Mali's Looming War: Can Islamists Be Driven Out?
Alan Boswell, Time
Even as Mali split apart this spring in the single largest advance for Islamist extremism in years, only briefly did the world’s latest frontline in the war on terror show signs of its newfound significance. Refugees poured... more ››