Politics

Fri,22Aug2014

Politics

Pessimism over Mugabe's SADC and future AU roles

Photo©ReutersZimbabwe's veteran ruler, President Robert Mugabe this week assumes the role of Southern African Development Community (SADC) chairman amid grumblings from his local rivals that his leadership will be a burden to the country and the region. He 

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Ghana: A non-partisan call against corruption

Photo©Billie Adwoa McTernanPetitioning activists urge Ghana's president, John Mahama, to take control of his cabinet.

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South Africa: You will be seeing a female president in your lifetime - Sisulu

Lindiwe Sisulu, Human Settlements Minister, South Africa. Photo©Daniel Boshoff for TARPresident Zuma's tough-talking housing minister speaks to The Africa Report about the rise of women in politics in South Africa, the housing crisis in the mining sector and the government's drive for social cohesion.

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Zimbabwe's endless succession battles for Mugabe's seat

Indigenisation is the elephant in the room. Photo©Alexander Joe/AFPPolitics and economics clash as the need for investment weighs heavily.

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Raucous events ahead of Grace Mugabe's election

First lady of Zimbabwe, Grace Mugabe. Photo©ReutersPreparations for a conference expected to nominate Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's wife to lead the ruling party's women's wing has been marred by allegations of kidnappings and vote buying.

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South Sudan's people are forced to fight this war - Riek Machar

Riek Machar, Former vice-president, South Sudan. Photo©Tiksa Negeri/ReutersThe rebel leader talks to The Africa Report about his escape from Juba, his decision to take up arms against Salva Kiir and why, despite the death toll, he will continue the struggle.

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DRC's Plotters, planners and peacemakers

Questions remain about the amnesty and peace agreements in the east, but the political scene in the capital is focused on upcoming polls.

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