Zuma has gone: but the ANC's inability to separate party from state is still a threat to democracy

Posted on Mon 05 March 2018 in Africa • Tagged with South Africa, ANC, Jacob Zuma, Cyril Ramaphosa, Democracy, corruption, Thabo Mbeki, African Politics, Politics

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Mashupye Herbert Maserumule, Tshwane University of Technology

South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), glossed over the causes of what nearly degenerated into a political crisis following its momentary affray with former president Jacob Zuma over his removal from office.

That he has now gone doesn’t …

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Why Rwanda’s development model wouldn’t work elsewhere in Africa

Posted on Tue 09 January 2018 in Africa • Tagged with Rwanda, development, Kenya, economic growth, Paul Kagame, Chad, Angola, Zimbabwe, African Politics

Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham

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Paul Kagame has exercised firm personal control over Rwanda’s politics since becoming president in 2000. EPA/Phillip Guelland

Rwanda is often touted as an example of what African states could achieve if only they were better governed. Out of the ashes of a horrific …

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