Southern Africa Looks Good As Political Dinosaurs Leave: Real Change Or Shift From One-Man States To One-Party States?

Angola’s Lourenço, Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa and South Africa’s Ramaphosa all made star turns at last week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, visibly signalling re-entry into the global community.

The ANC Has A New Leader, But Politically South Africa Remains In A Very Dangerous Place 

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.

Zuma And Dos Santos Plot To Rule From The Grave: Preserving Wealth, Freedom For Themselves And Their Families Is Priority

Zuma was more subtle – he captured the state by proxy, through his business cronies the Gupta brothers. Angola’s Dos Santos disregarded such niceties and carried out a smash and grab.

While Others Ran High-Profile Campaigns, He And President Déby Lobbied Leaders Quietly For A Win: Who Really Is New AU Commission Chief Faki?

Faki was presented as a consensus candidate who was not as “unpredictable” as either Kenya’s Mohamed or Senegal’s Bathily on key issues facing the continental body