Parties must forego ideological rigidity and compromise for the common good, says Mpho Phalatse about making coalitions work.
With a growing number of younger Namibian voters born after independence, the struggle narrative became increasingly anachronistic.
As the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) basks in the glory of its early gains across the country, it is important to remember that they are dealing with an adversary that has no scruples. Even in ordinary times, ZANU PF goes for low blows. And when the tide is against it, ZANU PF bristles, ready to pounce on anything in its way
The relationship between South Africa and the West, especially the US, has a complex history. Not least because the US designated those fighting the apartheid regime, as terrorists.
Politics is turning into a playground for the country’s elite in the absence of other avenues through which to rise to fame – and fortune.
Pres Uhuru Kenyatta retreated to Sagana State Lodge for the fourth time in February to explain the rift with his deputy William Ruto. The Sagana meetings have elicited mixed and jaundiced feelings from Kenyans. Kenyatta has lamented that Ruto is “too risky for the country,” but when did Kenyatta realise Ruto was dangerous for the country? What did he do about it? Apart from endless lamentations?
A new book co-authored by Noam Chomsky updates his critique of capitalism with insightful comment on what has allowed the tyranny of the common sense consensus to flourish for so long.
Turnout was low. But not equally so across the board. Patterns show it was not a statement by all voters – it was a message from ANC supporters.
The region’s securocrats are no doubt unsettled by Hichilema’s decisive action to replace the country’s entire security leadership.