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.
Baseball’s Billion-Person Cactus League
Gift Ngoepe was the first African-born player to make it to the big show. Major League Baseball is betting he won't be the last.
South African President Survives Sixth No-Confidence Vote
The opposition comes as close as it ever has to removing Jacob Zuma from office.
Will the Party of Nelson Mandela Die So That Jacob Zuma Can Live?
South Africa’s Teflon president has survived six attempts on his political life. Even if he survives a seventh, the damage to Africa’s most storied liberation movement is done.
South Africa’s Zuma May Have Finally Met the Scandal That Brings Him Down
For South Africa’s polygamist, scandal-plagued president, charisma isn’t enough anymore.
Chinese Smugglers Are Buying Up Hundreds of Thousands of Illegally Slaughtered African Donkeys
When they’re not smuggling ivory and rhino horn, Africa’s most notorious criminal syndicates are stealing farm animals to make a 2,500-year-old traditional Chinese remedy.
This Is What Happens When a Family of Business Moguls Takes Over a Country
The Gupta family’s shadowy business empire is a symbol of all that’s wrong with South Africa.