In the 60-plus years since the countries of sub-Saharan Africa started becoming independent, democracy there has advanced unevenly.
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South African President-elect Cyril is showing signs of cracking down on corruption as the country’s new parliament voted for a five-year term.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma is in court Monday, fighting to have corruption charges stemming from a 1990s arms deal against him dismissed.
South Africa’s electoral commission counts votes, day after a parliamentary poll that was expected to be the toughest test yet for the long-ruling ANC.
It had been difficult to forecast how transformational South Africa’s presidency would be 25 years after independence. When South Africans go to the polls tomorrow, the mood will be very different.
In recent years, the party has been rocked by multiple high-level corruption scandals and mounting complaints about its failure to provide basic services.
For many South African voters, the government’s struggle with corruption which in the past five years has provoked numerous inquiries.
Renewed aspirations for democracy in Africa could more effectively be promoted by a joint leadership of free African States than by external conditionality. Africa’s salvation must come from within Africa.
A recent attacks against impoverished foreign nationals isn’t about outsiders, but rather about the country’s problems and contentious politics.
The party, which appeals to South Africa’s black youth, has come to dominate university politics, winning student elections at prominent institutions.