Colonialism

Uproar over Helen Zille’s comments that colonialism wasn’t all bad
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Politics and Society Uproar over Helen Zille’s comments that colonialism wasn’t all bad

South African politician and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has come under fire on social media for over her comments defending colonialism saying the system, and its legacy wasn’t bad in its entirety. There’s been a major uproar over the comments forcing Zille to issue an apology. In 2008, a British-born South African columnist, David Bullard, caused an outrage writing an article in the Sunday Times saying South Africa should be grateful for colonialism. The column was heavily criticized, seen as racist and extremely offensive.

Russia to quit the International Criminal Court: Could a mass African exodus follow?
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Politics and Society Russia to quit the International Criminal Court: Could a mass African exodus follow?

It never rains but it pours for the beleaguered International Criminal Court (ICC), with Russia confirming that it will withdraw from the ICC following a directive signed by President Vladimir Putin. Reeling from recent withdrawals by three African counties, the ICC has found itself in a sticky position, as it fights to justify its relevance and impartiality, amidst threats by more countries to quit the Court for its perceived bias. Could the ICC recover from these major setbacks?

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Politics and Society Zim, Zambia’s man-made, colonial legacy electricity crisis

It was always going to be a man made crisis. That is the power shortages being experienced by Zimbabwe and Zambia due to the sharp drop in water levels at the world’s largest man-made water reservoir, Kariba Dam. The government of Zimbabwe and it’s electricity supplier Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) are at pains to explain the primary cause as being that of low rainfall last year.