Zimbabwe’s Crisis Shows the Inconsistency of Intergovernmental Organisations

[The Conversation Africa] The initial confusion about the nature of the events in Zimbabwe on November 14 was resolved the following day by the army’s declarations. They left little doubt that what had happened was indeed a military takeover and includ…

[The Conversation Africa] The initial confusion about the nature of the events in Zimbabwe on November 14 was resolved the following day by the army's declarations. They left little doubt that what had happened was indeed a military takeover and included a call for the resignation of the country's 93-year-old president, Robert Mugabe. A week later, on November 22, Mugabe indeed resigned, reportedly in exchange for immunity from prosecution.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

After Mugabe – Why the Role of Army Can’t Be Trusted

[The Conversation Africa] Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s forced resignation invites a re-examination of the military’s role in political affairs. While a professional military is typically expected to refrain from politics, the interface b…

[The Conversation Africa] Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's forced resignation invites a re-examination of the military's role in political affairs. While a professional military is typically expected to refrain from politics, the interface between security and politics can sometimes be blurred.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Swapo Scores Itself High

[Namibian] ALTHOUGH the ruling Swapo Party says the implementation of the resolutions passed at the 2012 congress are “impressive”, a report presented at the just-ended congress was vague on detail.

[Namibian] ALTHOUGH the ruling Swapo Party says the implementation of the resolutions passed at the 2012 congress are "impressive", a report presented at the just-ended congress was vague on detail.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Minister Susan Shabangu – 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children Launch

[Govt of SA] Address by Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women Ms Susan Shabangu on behalf of President Jacob Zuma, on the launch of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, M…

[Govt of SA] Address by Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women Ms Susan Shabangu on behalf of President Jacob Zuma, on the launch of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Missionvale Campus Port Elizabeth

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President Jacob Zuma Attends Fifth African Union-European Union Summit in Abidjan, 28 to 30 Nov

[Govt of SA] President Jacob Zuma will on Tuesday, 28 November 2017, undertake a working visit to Abidjan in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire to attend the Fifth Summit of the African Union-European Union, which is scheduled to take place from 29 to 30 November 2017.

[Govt of SA] President Jacob Zuma will on Tuesday, 28 November 2017, undertake a working visit to Abidjan in the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire to attend the Fifth Summit of the African Union-European Union, which is scheduled to take place from 29 to 30 November 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

ANC Leadership Race – a Nowhere Land Between Underground Lobbying and Open Democracy

[Daily Maverick] ANC presidential hopefuls have left South Africans guessing as to how they would do policy once elected to power. This is because the party’s leadership campaign is stuck in a Nowhere Land between underground lobbying and open democrac…

[Daily Maverick] ANC presidential hopefuls have left South Africans guessing as to how they would do policy once elected to power. This is because the party's leadership campaign is stuck in a Nowhere Land between underground lobbying and open democracy. Now there has finally been a push for this gap to change fundamentally. By CARIEN DU PLESSIS.

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Minister Faith Muthambi – Handing-Over of ICT Centre At Tshivhulana Primary School

[Govt of SA] Address by Minister for the Public Service and Administration, Hon. Faith Muthambi, during the handing-over of the ICT Centre at Tshivhulana Primary School

[Govt of SA] Address by Minister for the Public Service and Administration, Hon. Faith Muthambi, during the handing-over of the ICT Centre at Tshivhulana Primary School

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Five Strategic Questions South Africa Must Ask to Survive

[Daily Maverick] South Africa is poised at a precipice of fiscal default, political fracture and a return to social polarisation. These three pitfalls are avoidable, but it will require a concerted effort and a number of about-turns to change the traje…

[Daily Maverick] South Africa is poised at a precipice of fiscal default, political fracture and a return to social polarisation. These three pitfalls are avoidable, but it will require a concerted effort and a number of about-turns to change the trajectory of the country. Here are some questions with which South Africa's leadership echelons in business and government need to concern themselves in 2018 and beyond. To the degree that we develop robust answers to these questions, we will succeed. To the degree we fail, the c

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa