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February 13, 2018

South Africa
South-Africa-President-Zuma-Resign-No-Confidence Timeline: Zuma's Departure Draws Nearer

The timeline indicates that the ANC “recalled” Zuma (directed him to resign the presidency) on February 13, and that he has refused. Now he faces a vote of no-confidence in parliament or possible impeachment.

February 9, 2018

South Africa
South-Africa-Zuma-Resign-Last-Week-President Timeline: Opposition Grows as Zuma Remains in Office

The impending resignation of Jacob Zuma as president of South Africa was not necessarily unexpected following the defeat of his preferred candidate in the African National Congress’s (ANC) elections for party leader. However, it is happening more quickly than many observers predicted, including this one.

June 28, 2017

South Africa
South Africa Election Boycott Voters South African Youth Fed Up With Formal Politics

As in the United States and many other countries, the rate of participation of those aged fifteen to twenty-five in South African politics is disappointing. Some observers had breathlessly anticipate…

November 20, 2012

Digital Policy
A Conversation with Julius Genachowski

Please join Julius Genachowski to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the Federal Communications Commission's role in international telecommunications policy and its ongoing mission to promot…

November 20, 2012

Digital Policy
A Conversation with Julius Genachowski

Julius Genachowski discusses the challenges and opportunities of the Federal Communications Commission's role in international telecommunications policy and its ongoing mission to promote Internet fr…

May 18, 2017

South Africa
Dlamini-Zuma at a meeting of the African National Congress. Dlamini-Zuma at Top of the ANC Table

On May 14, South African president and African National Congress (ANC) party leader Jacob Zuma endorsed his ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, for party leadership. The ANC party elections will be held…

March 31, 2017

South Africa
Zuma Cabinet Reshuffle Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet Reshuffle Bad News for South Africa

As part of a wide-ranging cabinet reshuffle, President Jacob Zuma has fired highly respected Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, along with other long-time stalwarts of the…

February 16, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
EFF Parliament Parliamentary Brawls Threaten South African Governance

Since 1994, South Africa’s constitutional institutions have strengthened, as has the independence of the judiciary, which now regularly rules against an increasingly discredited Zuma administration. …

February 1, 2017

South Africa
South Africa Horserace South Africa’s ANC Horserace

Everybody loves a horserace among political personalities. South Africa is no different. The December 2017 African National Congress (ANC) leadership contest is commonly seen as a race between Deputy…

January 26, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
malema-mugabe South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters Breaks with Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe

South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is a voice of radical causes, including the expropriation of white-owned land without compensation. It is led by Julius Malema, former head of the Afric…