The wild, rebellious Masekela of the 60s and 70s played donated on a horn donated by Louis Armstrong. He transformed into an elder statesman of social activism.
The extent to which the mobile phone can support and sustain real improvement in young lives is depressingly finite without significant interventions in the education and technology sectors.
Will Zuma stand down as president of the country if the party asked him, as Mbeki did? Unlikely. Mbeki had no reason to fear the consequences of leaving office. Zuma, on the other hand, has numerous reasons to cling to power.
Following a pattern that is emerging across authoritarian states, the proposed constitutional change in Uganda to lift the age limit and enable Museveni to stay on came via a private member’s bill.
The “President’s Keepers” has, within a week, become a global best seller, helped partly by attempts by South Africa’s State Security Agency to stop its publication.
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