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Jacob Zuma and Zulu Nationalism

AFRICANGLOBE - Jacob Zuma has skillfully used Zulu or African 'traditions' to cover-up poor personal choices, indiscretions and wrong behavior, and portrayed those who oppose such poor behavior of being opposed to African 'traditions' or 'culture,' argues William Gumede.

Motion of No Confidence Tabled Against Zuma in S. African Parliament

Leader of the opposition Lindiwe Mazibuko tabled a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma in the National Assembly on Thursday afternoon. The motion...

Chinese-Style Development Model an Example for Africa

China's progress and reform since the late 1970s has displayed a model of peaceful and independent development, especially for African countries that are in...

Understanding the Conflict in Eastern Congo

The neutral force for the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has to be cognizant of the history of the country and north Kivu...

Europe Should Emulate the U.S. and Fight Corruption

It is not often that we see political leadership act courageously to uphold principles of good corporate governance, which makes a recent decision taken...

Anti-Jacob Zuma Lobby Meet to Decide Leaders

ANC leaders from eight South African provinces, all of whom are opposed to President Jacob Zuma’s leadership, met last night in an attempt to...

National and Regional Implications of The Death of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister

The recent announcement that Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi had died, ending weeks of intense speculation over his condition and throwing the country's leadership...

Why Did Scott Gration U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Resigned

When U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Scott Gration resigned his position early this morning(yesterday), he said in an emailed statement, "differences with Washington regarding my...

South Africa: The ANC’s Faction Matrix

AFRICANGLOBE - In order to retain or contest leadership in the ANC, prospective leaders require strong backers and strategic lobbying in party structures. But the journey to Mangaung has sparked an assortment of indistinguishable factions who are campaigning more on the basis of vested interest than support for their candidates. This spells trouble for Jacob Zuma, Kgalema Motlanthe and Tokyo Sexwale.

Paul Mashatile, Zuma’s Other Headache

South African President Jacob Zuma's campaign team is keeping a close watch on Paul Shipokosa Mashatile, the chairman of the African National Congress (ANC) in...

Zuma ‘Will Be Kicked Out’ As Leader

Suspended ANC Youth League spokesman Floyd Shivambu threw down the gauntlet yesterday, saying that South Africa's President Jacob Zuma was not the right person...

Africa’s Youth Should Rebel Says Former South African President Thabo Mbeki

The youth of the African continent should prepare themselves for a rebellion against their older generation and claim their leadership role Thabo Mbeki said...

‘Be a Boxer, Malema’ Get Back Up

Julius Malema's expulsion from the ANC should not end his political life, South Africa's Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says. "I'd hope this does not mark...

Building a Vibrant Economy: Rwanda’s Vision and Strategy

Recognizing this reality, Rwanda's leadership aims to make Rwanda a middle-income country by 2020. Vision 2020 boldly states what Rwanda can achieve by unleashing...

Patrice Lumumba: The Most Heinous Assassination of the 20th Century

Patrice Lumumba, the first legally elected prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was assassinated 50 years ago this month, on 17 January, 1961. This heinous crime was a culmination of two inter-related assassination plots by American and Belgian governments, which used Congolese accomplices and a Belgian execution squad to carry out the deed.

The Race for AU Boss Is On – Why Does It...

The African Union will hold its 18th Summit in Addis Ababa from January 23-30. Kenyans have not-too-fond memories of last January's summit -- at which the so-called shuttle diplomacy against Kenya's engagement with the International Criminal Court was launched. And the region as a whole was focused on the implications of external intervention under the "responsibility to protect" -- given the massive changes then underway in North Africa.