The time is long past that Pretoria’s admonitions of bad behaviour by Zimbabwe’s leaders are backed by a credible threat of sanction and punishment.
On the evening of Saturday July 25, the MV (Merchant Vessel) Wakashio grounded on coral reefs in the south-east of the Indian Ocean tropical island of Mauritius.
Omar al-Bashir’s trial for seizing power in 1989 could mark a sea change in Africa’s political culture.
Nigerian writer Kemi Falodun recently launched the Police Brutality in Nigeria Project (POBIN), an initiative to archive and keep alive the memories of Nigerian citizens who have died because of police violence.
Mkapa, who penned an autobiography, had an impressive record in building state institutions. But his reign was marked by killings and political suppression.
Mkapa’s presidency is particularly significant since it represents the first phase of Tanzanian multi-party democracy.
But even with Bernard Membe as its candidate, the Tanzanian opposition would face an uphill task.
Although a commited veteran of the ANC, Mlangeni was no party apparatchik. He was outspoken against endemic corruption in government.
Sexist slandering has been used not just to describe Grace Mugabe, but to denigrate any women who aspire to political positions.