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Friday 5 March 2010

Zimbabwe sanctions

Flag_of_Zimbabwe.jpg I was invited to participate in BBC World Service 'Africa have your say' call-in programme to discuss Zuma's request to Gordon Brown that sanctions be lifted. I was given 30 seconds very near the end of the programme, and I handled it poorly. This post is to make up for it :)

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Wednesday 3 February 2010

Jacob Zuma: president of South Africa

Zuma Wedding Jacob Zuma has made no meaningful stamp on the history of South Africa.

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Tuesday 16 December 2008

Splitting South Africa's ANC party

Cope flag The African National Congress has led South Africa since 1994 - the start of majority rule. Disaffection with Jacob Zuma's recall of Thabo Mbeki has set an unwanted ball in motion - a potential split of the party before the next election.

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Monday 24 December 2007

Aftermath of Polokwane

Zuma T-Shirt The Polokwane conference was a triumph of process, and a disaster for results. Much negotiation remains to be done during the last 18 months of Mbeki's presidency.

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Tuesday 18 December 2007

A Zulu Wedding

Wedding Party A traditional Zulu wedding is a step back in time, with cellphone cameras in strapped next to leopardskin loincloths. The ancestors are remembered, and the age-old tradion of Lobola is observed.

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Wednesday 14 November 2007

ANC elections - the Eye of the Needle

ANC Logo The next president of South Africa will be chosen this December at the December ANC conference in Limpopo. This is a tiny subset of the electorate that make this important decision.

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