Agriculture is an export-oriented sector, making it necessary to maintain trade relations with the country’s most important markets
Diamond miners are seeing increased demand for their gems but are scared they might not be able to keep up with the demand
Morocco’s occupation of Western Sahara is about the presence of resources, especially phosphates that make up 72% of the world’s reserves. Phosphate is used in fertiliser, a key element in agriculture, giving Morocco a tight grip over world food production.
The US’s claims of ‘rules-based order’ is the camouflage behind which American exceptionalism flourishes.
With political polarisations running deep after a divisive Trump presidency, the new administration will need to rid the country of crises on several fronts
Democracies are fragile entities that are often captured and exploited by populists, to the detriment of all concerned
The 46th president of the United States is ushering in a new foreign policy based on multilateralism
The icon who died on 25 November 2020 was more than just the greatest footballer of all time. From Argentina to Palestine he represented the experiences of the outsider, the oppressed
Much like there was an overwhelming euphoria that gripped many Zimbabweans when they finally said asante sana to Robert Mugabe, Trump’s removal won’t change the colour of America’s fabric too drastically
A narrow victory will mean that the election results won’t be settled anytime soon
Fear and loathing in Trump’s America, where every bit of news can be worse than no news at all
W. Joseph Campbell provides a critical perspective on 2020’s election polling
Environmentalists say Trump’s announcement that he would withdraw from the Paris agreement three years ago made it easier for countries such Australia, Saudi Arabia and Brazil to weaken their own ambitions
The pandemic will challenge international observation missions, but ensuring fair elections in an essential component of American democracy
The Atlantic storm season, which runs through November, could be one of the busiest ever this year, with the NHC predicting as many as 25 named storms. Laura is the 12th so far.
The second blast sent an enormous orange fireball into the sky, immediately followed by a tornado-like shockwave that flattened the port and shattered windows across the city
China’s foreign ministry pushed back, calling Washington hypocritical for demanding TikTok be sold
Simmering tensions could see the country partitioned between east and west
For the world’s best-known corporate-management consultants, helping tackle the pandemic has been a bonanza. It’s not clear what the US government has gotten in return
In the United States, the African American minority is capitalism’s ‘business cycle shock-absorber’
The #Black Lives Matter, #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall movements show that democracy cannot happen without decolonisation
A global police state – the military arm for capital interests – marginalises, controls and subjugates millions of people considered surplus humanity
Imagine the chaos that would have ensued had the rest of the world relied on the United States for leadership as it usually does?
The protests sweeping the United States after the latest police killing of a black man again speak to the ability of images to evoke powerful emotional responses
Police violence and the murder of black people in the United States have provoked outrage and protest around the world, including on the continent. But, why is there so little outrage over police violence in African countries?
The English winger, who now has 17 goals and 17 assists in the Bundesliga this season, joined a host of protests in the German top-flight over the weekend at the death of an unarmed black man in the United States
There is no separating George Floyd’s killing from the struggles black people have faced ever since the first slave ships landed on these shores
We should learn from history that prohibitions tend not to work, even if the intention is good
By retracing funk’s steps and picking from jazz, Tony Allen rewired highlife into Afrobeat
In a confusing series of announcements, the White House scheduled a press conference with Trump for Monday afternoon. Then scrapped it, and then put it back on
The Western Cape has become the epicentre of the outbreak, and the tardy response of health officials in the Eastern Cape has Minister Zweli Mkhize worried but optimistic
Individualistic values, reflected in everything from the the prosperity gospel and capitalism to social media influencers, may be overcome when we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic