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Democracy in South Africa
Democracy in South Africa
The ANC Fails a Crucial Test

Zuma’s cronyism and corruption will live to die another day.

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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Terror in the Philippines

The Philippine president cut short his Russia trip to deal with a terrorist outbreak at home.

The Nork's Nukes

As North Korea’s missile progress proceeds apace, the U.S. is coming ever closer to a binary choice: war with North Korea or acceptance of its deterrent.

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A state-run insurance system would cost more than California spends on all other public services—education, police, pensions, and more—combined.

Energy Innovation

How close are renewables to a shale-like boom?

Department of Can-Kicking

So much for a breakthrough.

The Noose Tightens

As Putin heads to meet French President Emanuel Macron next week, his security services are interrogating a celebrated Cannes-winning director in Moscow.

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