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Kenya Decides

In Tuesday's general election, Kenyans will cast their votes for president, parliamentarians, and thousands of local representatives. The presidential race pits incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta, son of the country's first president, against former prime minister and perennial opposition leader Raila Odinga. Kenyatta, one of Kenya's wealthiest men, has pushed forward high-profile development and infrastructure projects in his four years in office. But many Kenyans are dissatisfied with high unemployment,... Continue Reading

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South Africa: President Zuma on the Back Foot (Again), but Replacement Remains Uncertain

Having survived the meeting of the ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) on May 26-28 where his removal was discussed, President Zuma probably hoped for a respite. The respite, however, turned out to be very brief as questions about his competency and probity forcibly resurfaced in early June.... Continue Reading

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South Africa: The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same?

THE NEWS FLOW on President Zuma continues at a high pace. In the last two weeks, South Africans have tracked the following developments:The President’s May 14 endorsement of his former wife Nkosana Dlamini-Zuma as the candidate to replace him as head of the African National Congress (ANC). This move was widely expected and Dlamini-Zuma is widely regarded as the candidate most likely to protect the president when he leaves office. The May 15 appeal to the Constitutional Court by the opposition U... Continue Reading

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