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Zuma's speech was full of 'alternative facts' rather than a reflection of reality
Zuma's speech was full of 'alternative facts' rather than a reflection of reality
President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation speech will be followed by Finance Minister...
#SONA2017 marred by show of force against dissent
#SONA2017 marred by show of force against dissent
It has been seven years since President Jacob Zuma gave his first State of the Nation address, and in that time the number of police, soldiers and...
South Sudan's crisis is complex, but there's a way out of war and fragility
South Sudan's crisis is complex, but there's a way out of war and fragility
South Sudan has faced significant challenges since civil war broke out in December 2013. The...
Explainer: How the Gerrie Nel-headed private prosecutions unit will work
Explainer: How the Gerrie Nel-headed private prosecutions unit will work
South African rights group, AfriForum, has made legal history by launching the country’s...
Who has authority to talk about identity?
Who has authority to talk about identity?
The philosophical community of South Africa was rocked by allegations of racism at the annual meeting of the Philosophical Society of South Africa...
Fatalism greets warning that Burundi is gearing up for genocide
Fatalism greets warning that Burundi is gearing up for genocide
I am not generous with my use of the term “genocide” in public discourse. There are plenty of reasons for this. A large number of nations today...
​The 'al-Qaeda rising' narrative risks downplaying Islamic State threat
​The 'al-Qaeda rising' narrative risks downplaying Islamic State threat
Over the past year and half, as Islamic State experienced several military defeats in Iraq, Libya and Syria, many renowned terrorism experts...
The continent can’t afford business as usual at the African Union
The continent can’t afford business as usual at the African Union
POLITICSRegardless of where one sits in estimation of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s term as chairperson of the African Union Commission —...
Negative messianism marks our times
Negative messianism marks our times
POLITICSI am back from the Night of Ideas and Philosophy, an all-night marathon of debates organised by the French Institute and various New...
The last summer of reason
The last summer of reason
POLITICSIn January 2001, three journalists at the Daily News, an independent newspaper in Harare, were arrested and questioned by...

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