Namibia’s government says charges that President Geingob used his office to aid South African counterpart in a cover up are false.
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Armed Forces Should Not Count Votes In Brazil
Brazil’s controversial President Jair Bolsonaro wants the army to count votes. This, however, could be detrimental to the electoral process.
The Problem With South Africa’s Electoral Reforms
It is little-known that the proportional system used in 1999 was not meant to be the final electoral arrangement for South Africa.
Desmond Tutu Laid To Rest At State Funeral
On New Year’s Day in Cape Town, family, friends, and dignitaries gathered for Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s solemn state funeral.
South Africa Mourns Anti-Apartheid Icon Desmond Tutu
Flags are flying at half staff this week as South Africa prepares to bid farewell to anti-apartheid crusader Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
South African High Court Orders Zuma Back to Jail
South Africa’s High Court has ordered former President Jacob Zuma back to jail calling the decision to grant him medical parole irrational.
South Africa’s Last Apartheid President, FW de Klerk, Dead at 85
President F W de Klerk, South Africa’s last apartheid leader has died at the age of 85, his foundation announced Thursday.
South Africa’s ANC support slides further in worst election result
For the first time since 1994, South Africa’s ANC has scored less then 50% in an election, an indictment of years of corrupt rule.
South Africa’s Local Elections Test Loyalty to Party of Mandela
South African voters will decide on November 1 whether the ANC can still provide reform or if it is time to vote for the opposition.
Pro-democracy protests flare up in Eswatini
Pro-democracy protests have erupted in Eswatini, months after authorities used tear gas to put down a previous round of rallies.