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Friendly in Kampala

The form and content of the Commonwealth are changing. The growing interest in the economic role of an organisation whose members include some of the most dynamic economies in Asia and Africa coincides with the election of a Secretary General from Asia's second biggest economy, India. Commonwealth ties will be important next year when India organises its 'Year of Africa'.

The Commonwealth, as always, tried to present a new face at its Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kampala on 23-25 November, hosted by Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni. The...

All come to the aid of the party – and fight it out

All the rival factions in the governing People’s Democratic Party hope to benefit from the postponement of its critical national convention, which has been rescheduled to January. Who wins out at the convention will determine the shape of the government for the next four years. The key issues are control of senior positions within the PDP hierarchy and the party’s support for political reform.

Power-brokers on all sides in Abuja seem encouraged by the surprise announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission on 8 November that the People's Democratic Party c...

Zuma, Buthelezi and the Zulu nation

The exit of Inkatha leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi from politics and the rise and rise of Jacob Zuma as a national leader with an unassailable base in KwaZulu-Natal is a moment of truth for South Africa’s Zulus.

The Inkatha Freedom Party, so long dominant in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), is losing its grip and risks disintegration. Its leader, Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi, told its national conferenc...

Le scandale géologique

Under-resourced and under fire - and under investigation again

The government Commission reviewing up to 60 of Congo's mining contracts has quickly come under fire. Politicians, lobbyists and companies question its claims of objectivity, rigou...

Africa moves up the agenda

Choosing a new secretary general, acting on Zimbabwe, admitting extra members and the probable appearance of several fresh leaders will keep the commentators busy at November's Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting

President Robert Mugabe, leader of an already suspended Zimbabwe, walked out of the Commonwealth club at the end of the Abuja summit in 2003 and since then, the venerable body has ...

A Communist manifestation - the return of the left

Leftist critics of President Thabo Mbeki have regrouped in the South African Communist Party, hoping to take control of the African National Congress

It was a great revivalist meeting for South Africa's resurgent left-wing activists. Some 1,300 SACP delegates gathered in Port Elizabeth on 11-14 July to hear speaker after speaker...

Post-war hopes hit trouble

A trip along the West African seaboard today might persuade an averagely optimistic traveller that life is getting better

Several countries have seen political progress with freer elections and freer newspapers. Many of the conflicts along the arc of crisis, which ran westwards from Abidjan towards Se...

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