Truth First, Reconciliation Later
After decades of dictatorship, Gambia has launched a truth commission. But in a country where some victims were also perpetrators, delivering justice to all won’t be easy.
African Leaders Must Act to Stop Electoral Fraud in Congo
South Africa and Angola have influence. They must use it to ensure that the Congolese government respects the will of voters.
South Africans Are Taking the Law Into Their Own Hands
In a country where no one trusts the police, vigilante groups promising to stop gang violence were initially welcomed. Now, with extralegal justice on the rise, some citizens have had enough.
South Africa’s First Nations Have Been Forgotten
As Pretoria prepares to confront the legacy of colonial and apartheid-era land theft, hardly anyone seems to care about the claims of the country’s earliest inhabitants—the Khoisan.
‘Where There Has Been Wrongdoing There Will Be Accountability’
South Africa’s president tells Foreign Policy about his plans to tackle corruption, redistribute land, and restore the country’s moral leadership.
China Is Buying African Media’s Silence
I wrote about Chinese oppression in a South African paper. Hours later, they cancelled my column.
In Tacit Rebuke, U.S. Embassy in South Africa Rejects Trump Tweet
Internal cable cites report that farm murders in South Africa are at their lowest level in 19 years.
There’s a Better Way to Take White Farmers’ Land
South Africa needs to redistribute property—but not all appropriation is made the same.
Trump Angers South Africa With Missive on Land Redistribution
The president’s tweet followed a misleading segment on Fox News.
Forget the Libya Model. South Africa Shows the Path to Peace With Pyongyang.
If Kim Jong Un follows in F.W. de Klerk’s footsteps, denuclearization could allow North Korea to move from pariah status to prosperity.
The Making of a Kurdish Mandela
By keeping a key challenger in jail, Turkey’s government risks making Selahattin Demirtas an even more popular and formidable opponent.
This Land Is Our Land
South Africa’s ruling party has failed to redistribute land to the black majority for over two decades. Can the new president defuse a ticking time bomb?
Bibi’s Infomercial for the Iran Deal
Smoke and mirrors aside, the Israeli prime minister’s presentation was an endorsement of existing nuclear diplomacy with Tehran.
How to Defeat Drought
Cape Town is running out of water. Israel offers some lessons on how to avoid that fate.
Zuma Has Fallen
South Africa's president weathered scandal after scandal while driving his country’s economy and reputation into the ground. His luck has finally run out.
What Happens When a Major World City Runs Dry?
As Cape Town counts down to Day Zero, South Africans worry about severe unrest and outbreaks of disease.
Cyril Ramaphosa Isn’t South Africa’s Savior
The newly elected leader of the African National Congress is being treated like a messiah. But he might not even win the next election.
Mugabe Is a Goner, But His Looting Machine Is Here to Stay
Zimbabwe’s military didn’t topple the regime. It just restored the ruling party’s corrupt old guard to power.