Jacob Zuma stepped down as president of South Africa last week, leaving a nation weakened by his nine years of rule yet in the hands of the same political party – the African National Congress – that has won every election since universal suffrage began in 1994.
After decades of serving as the backbone of a rules-based global order, the United States, under President Donald Trump, is touting an “America First” agenda that extols narrow economic nationalism and distrust of international institutions and agreements.
One triumph at the Winter Olympics that’s worth celebrating is South Korea’s success convincing the United States to engage in talks with North Korea.
About a decade ago, at a meeting of South African mayors convened by Lindiwe Hendricks, South Africa’s then-minister of water and environmental affairs, we predicted that an unprecedented water crisis would hit one of the country’s main cities within 15 years,
Oil is rebounding from its recent biggest weekly decline in two years, but gains are limited due to concerns over a resurgence in US shale production.