• South Africa President Jacob Zuma. (Source: GovernmentZA/flickr)

    by Erin Wright Scandal-beset president may not be able to shake allegations a wealthy family is actually pulling government strings.Africa,Corruption,Jacob Zuma,Politics,South Africa,Erin Wright

    Published Date : Mar 18, 2016, 12:23 PM EDT
  • A Nigerian soldier stands guard near a Boko Haram militant. Source: Sunday Alamba/flickr

    by Erin Wright Muhummadu Buhari rejects notions that he has failed in quelling the Boko Haram insurgency.Africa,Boko Haram,jihadists,Muhummadu Buhari,Nigeria,Erin Wright

    Published Date : Mar 07, 2016, 3:01 PM EST
  • Although President Yoweri Museveni extended his three-decade rule in Uganda's latest presidential elections, there are signs that the opposition, if it plays its cards right, could lay a foundation to topple the strongman sooner rather than later.Africa,Besigye,Forum for Democratic Change,National Resistance Movement,presidential elections,Uganda,Yoweri Museveni,Erin Wright
    Published Date : Feb 24, 2016, 12:33 PM EST
  • President Jacob Zuma gives a speech on March 25, 2015. (Source: GovernmentZA/flickr)

    by Lara Vergnaud Zuma is accused of using $23 million of state funds on renovations for his private residence, e.g., an amphitheater and swimming pool.Africa,Lara Vergnaud

    Published Date : Feb 11, 2016, 5:16 PM EST
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    by Lara Vergnaud Article 51 will prevent Algerians with dual nationalities from holding high public office.Africa,Europe,Algeria,Bouteflika,constitutional reform,France,soccer,Lara Vergnaud

    Published Date : Feb 04, 2016, 1:58 PM EST
  • A still from 'Colony.'

    by W. Alex Sanchez Alien overlords notwithstanding, the show's themes are true to life. Think: media blackouts, disappearances, and questionable resistance tactics.Africa,Americas,Asia-Pacific,Europe,Middle East,U.S.,Colony,Dystopia,repression,television,Guest Contributor

    Published Date : Jan 12, 2016, 7:31 AM EST