Thabo Mbeki

By IndepthAfrica
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May 2nd, 2014
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By Aljazeera Bahar Dar, Ethiopia – The figures are staggering: At least $1.8 trillion illicitly flowed out of Africa between 1970 and 2009. This is far more than the external aid the continent received over the same period, and almost five times its current external debt. According to researche...
By IAfrica
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Mar 31st, 2014
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“There comes a time in every sect, party, or institution when it stops growing, its arteries harden, its young men see no visions, its old men dream no dreams; it lives in the past and desperately tries to perpetuate the past. In politics when this process of petrifaction is reached, we call it Bourb...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 19th, 2014
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South Sudan is not South Africa. Thabo Mbeki and Mahmood Mamdani argue in their recent NY Times article that courts can’t end civil wars. No doubt on their own they cannot, but justice is a critical component for long-term peace. Peace is more than the end of war, and courts are often an essential el...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 26th, 2013
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Next year, at least 23-million eligible voters in South Africa will have the dilemma of deciding whom to entrust with their vote. It will not be an easy decision, given how public trust in political leaders and government has been eroded, particularly over the past decade. Agang leader Mamphela Ramph...
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Aug 12th, 2013
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by Percy Zvomuya In 2008 or so, I registered for a Masters degree at Wits University with a rather interesting research component that I never got to finish. My thesis was to be an examination of the coverage of Zimbabwe in South Africa’s Sunday Times; the use of the prism of Zimbabwe to debate...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 17th, 2013
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Johannesburg – As Nelson Mandela turned 95 on Thursday, still in hospital after being admitted on 8 June with a recurring lung infection, there was another upbeat account of his condition. His daughter Zindzi told Britain's Sky News he was making “remarkable progress” and was e...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 11th, 2013
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By Simukai Tinhu When President Mugabe unilaterally announced that Zimbabwe’s general election would be held on the 31st July this year, this seemingly provocative action was met with unusual silence by Europe and United States’ political class. This mutedness contrasts with reactions prior to 2008 w...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 11th, 2013
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Dear Editor, Action speaks louder than words. While trying to survive, Mugabe has, in actual fact, portrayed his ugly side at a time he should have displayed more positive behaviour to win the hearts and minds of the electorate. By failing to abide by the new constitution of the Republic of Zimbabwe ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 10th, 2013
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The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, welcomes the signing, in Addis Ababa on 8 March 2013, of the Implementation Modalities for Security Arrangements, at the Extraordinary Meeting of the Joint Political and Security Mechanism (JPSM) in Addis Ababa o...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 20th, 2013
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By Tim Wigmore The creation of a new political party in South Africa is the latest sign of the ANC’s pr The formation of the Agang party in South Africa is the latest reflection of the failings of the post-1994 settlement. Agang – Sesotho for “Let us build” – aim to capitalise on te...