Southern Africa Archive

Africa, Blog, Politics, Southern Africa

Mugabe: the Profile of a Tyrant

As Zimbabwe awaits the results of its most recent election, we look back at its tumultuous history and wonder whether there is any hope...

Africa, Blog, Southern Africa

Peeling back the skin of ‘blood’ resources (Part 2)

Continued from: http://hir.harvard.edu/blog/khadija-sharife/peeling-back-the-skin-of-blood-resources Take South Africa's coal industry, the primary source of the country's electricity generation. On the surface, South Africa is governed by '"one-man,...
31(4) Winter 2010, Africa, Analysis, Europe, Global Notebook, Politics, Southern Africa

Madagascar: Natural and Manmade Calamities

Madagascar, the world’s fourth-largest island and a treasure trove of unique flora and fauna, is prone to disaster. Tropical Storm Hubert wreaked...

Africa, Features, Science & Technology, Southern Africa

Freedom of Press in Zimbabwe

Andrew Meldrum worked in Zimbabwe for 23 years, from 1980 to 2003 until state agents illegally threw him out of the country....

Blog, Politics, Southern Africa

South Africa: Economic Apartheid In the Name of the People

When going too far to the right, one often meets the same opportunists (and idiots) coming from the 'left'. Such is the case with...
Blog, Politics, Security, Southern Africa, West Africa

Nigeria: MEND’s Jomo Gbomo – Person or Living Politics Persona?

I recently came across an article in The Sunday Independent directly querying whether 'the mild-manner Henry Okah', who resided in South Africa at the...
Blog, Caribbean, Economics, Southern Africa

The Hoover Effect

We are bound by our confidentially agreement with our clients,' disclosed a Barclays official based in the Seychelles. 'No other branches can access our...
Blog, Economics, Southern Africa

Piercing the Corporate Veil

Somewhere in my closet, taped across a small cardboard and sealed in a transparent casing, is a $50 billion Zimbabwean note. Purchased two years...
Africa, Blog, Europe, Human Rights, Politics, Security, Southern Africa, Western Europe

The Paranoia of Dictatorship

Have Robert Mugabe and his administration entered the paranoid and defensive mode of their totalitarian regime? Or do they have legitimate cause for concern?...
20(1) Winter 1998, Africa, Features, Politics, Southern Africa

A Maturing Society

The South African government is maturing into a stable, development-oriented one. There are strains developing within the ANC's coalition partners. Some of...