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Democracy in South Africa
Democracy in South Africa
South African Prosecutors Drop Bogus Charges Against Finance Minister

This is a big win for the cause of democracy. But more importantly, it’s a big win for poor South Africans.

Democracy in South Africa
A Wake-Up Call for South Africa’s ANC

A memo to South Africa’s ruling party: You’ve got competition.

Democracy in South Africa
Elections in South Africa: A Referendum on the ANC

South African voters decide today whether to blame the ANC for the country’s woes or give the old anti-apartheid party another chance.

Democracy in South Africa
South Africa’s Most Important Elections Since Mandela

If the pro-business opposition is successful in prying major cities away from the ANC, these elections could go down in history as the beginnings of genuine multiparty democracy in South Africa.

Democracy in South Africa
Court to Zuma: Enough Already

Perennial scandal-maker (and political survivor) Jacob Zuma is on the hot seat once again, this time over his palatial taxpayer-funded estate.

Democracy in South Africa
South African Opposition Elects “Obama of Soweto” As Leader

A charismatic, Soweto-born GQ-listed preacher is the new face of the South African opposition.

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The organization’s reckless and misleading use of its imprimatur is poisonous for public debate.


Members failed to produce enough votes to block the cultivation of two new GM crops.


Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats defied pollsters’ predictions on Sunday, trouncing Martin Schulz’s Social Democrats in a closely watched election in Saarland.

"Peak" Oil?

The UK may have just found its biggest new reserve of offshore crude this century.

Land of the Rising Gun

Shinzo Abe is not letting the North Korean crisis go to waste.


The Obama Recovery didn’t do much for the housing sector.

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