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September 28, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Julius Malema and South African Politics

The African National Congress’ (ANC) firebrand outcast Julius Malema has been formally charged with money laundering linked to state contracts in his native Limpopo province, probably the poorest in …

South African former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema gestures to his supporters during his court appearance in Polokwane 26/09/2012.

October 30, 2019

Election 2020
Meet Bill Weld, Republican Presidential Candidate

Bill Weld was the first Republican to officially announce he would challenge Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. Weld knows that his bid faces long odds. Roughly nine out of ten …

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October 23, 2019

Sierra Leone
Behind Sierra Leone’s Ambitious, Tech-Driven Development Plan

Sierra Leone currently ranks as one of the least developed countries in the world, with a GDP per capita of less than $300 and high levels of poverty. But President Julius Maada Bio has charted an ambitious development plan for the small West African country. Since 2017, President Bio has overseen increased investment in advanced technologies in the hopes of spurring development.

President Julius Maada Bio sits with his hands clasped at a desk.

February 7, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa: Julius Malema Out of the ANC

On February 4, the appeals committee of the African National Congress (ANC) upheld the previous convictions by the National Disciplinary Committee of youth league leader Julius Malema and his closest…

African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) leader Julius Malema addresses his supporters during a march in Johannesburg October 27, 2011.

December 21, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa Populist Julius Malema on the Comeback Trail?

Suspended ANCYL president Julius Malema (L) gestures as his secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa looks on during a media briefing at the party's headquarters in Johannesburg, November 16, 2011. (Sip…

South Africa Populist Julius Malema on the Comeback Trail?

November 18, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa: Was Julius Malema in ZANU-PF’s Pocket?

Julius Malema (L), leader of the ruling African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL),is welcomed by Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (R) at State House in Harare, April 5, 2010. (Philimon Bulaway…

South Africa: Was Julius Malema in ZANU-PF’s Pocket?

August 27, 2019

South Africa
One More Step in Dismantling Apartheid's Legacy

On August 21, South Africa’s Equality Court ruled that gratuitous displays of the Apartheid-era flag counted as hate speech and discrimination. Confronting history head on, Judge Phineas Mojapelo wrote in his ruling that the flag represents “a vivid symbol of white supremacy and black disenfranchisement and suppression,” and flying it, “besides being racist and discriminatory, demonstrates a clear intention to be hurtful.” 

South Africa's apartheid-era flag flutters in front of three black police officers.

August 13, 2019

China
When it Comes to Exporting (Manufactures), Europe is Now the One from Mars

Manufacturing exports are about three times more important to the euro area than to the U.S. economy. That's largely because the U.S. now exports very few manuactures. And China's imports of ma…

When it Comes to Exporting (Manufactures), Europe is Now the One from Mars

August 30, 2011

Politics and Government
South Africa’s Julius Malema Faces the Music—Maybe

ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema (C) addressees his supporters as he is flanked by Pule Mabe (L) and ANC Youth League secretary general Sindiso Magaqa outside the party headquarters in central J…

South Africa’s Julius Malema Faces the Music—Maybe

May 6, 2019

South Africa
Background to South Africa's National Elections on May 8

On May 8, South Africans will vote in national elections for the sixth time since the end of apartheid and the transition to “non-racial” elections in 1994. While there are forty-eight political parties contesting, only three have a reasonable chance of forming a government. They are the ANC, the Democratic Alliance (DA), and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

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