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Want to understand South Africa’s plight? Read this

This article, by one of South Africa’s best journalists, Carol Paton, outlines the chaos, autocracy and nepotism that the country is descending into. Corruption is rife, investment and economic growth on the slide and the ANC has been sacrificed to shore up Zuma’s position. I would only add the final remarks from the book I…

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How HSBC attempted to gag the South African Sunday Times

  Sunday Times ROB ROSE and TINA WEAVIND | 15 February, 2015 08:44 A branch office of HSBC bank logo. File photo Image by: ARND WIEGMANN / REUTERS Banking giant HSBC has threatened the Sunday Times for today exposing the wealthy South Africans who stashed R23-billion in secretive Swiss bank accounts, demanding all this data…

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Sudan is arming Africa and no one cares

Khartoum’s weapons and ammo fuel conflicts across the continent by PETER DÖRRIE, 6th February 2015 Sudan is full of conflict. Soldiers still murder civilians in Darfur, rampant violence engulfs South Kordofan and the Nuba Mountains, and rebels face off against the government in Blue Nile State. But despite these troubles at home, the Sudanese government…