As the regime meets demands for democracy with violence, activists and ordinary people affirm a resolute commitment to continuing resistance, even as they are murdered and injured.
The posturing is bound to continue. But at the age of 78 Jacob Zuma’s long day in the sun is over.
The Southern African Development Community should intervene to forestall violence spiralling out of control.
Jacob Zuma ran out of ideas to defend himself. Martyrdom is almost impossible without a cause, and he has none.
As Nigeria’s Twitter ban shows, online platforms are the new battleground between governments and their critics.
South Africa has many problems. But, as Jacob Zuma has found out, the strength of its rule of law and the independence of its judiciary should not be underestimated.
African identity needs a revision to move beyond current understanding of its relationship with China.
Decolonised African education is urgent but has slipped off the agenda, participants heard at a recent symposium. The bigger question: What does it look like?
The Nigerian government has no legal capacity to unilaterally regulate or police borderless social media platforms.