Southern Africa

South Africa: Charges dropped against Zuma in run-up to election

By Chris Talbot, 20 April 2009

In the latest development in the longstanding legal conflict within South Africa’s ruling elite, corruption charges have been dropped against African National Congress President Jacob Zuma.

IMF and World Bank reports predict bleak future for Africa

By Trevor Johnson, 2 April 2009

The IMF predicts the global economic crisis will have a huge and disproportionate impact on sub-Saharan Africa.

Populist businessman takes power in Madagascar

By Barry Mason, 28 March 2009

Opposition leader Andry Rajoelina has been sworn in president of the Indian Ocean Island of Madagascar.

Zimbabwe: MDC proceeds with power-sharing fiasco

By Chris Talbot and Barry Mason, 21 February 2009

Morgan Tsvangirai of the Movement for Democratic Change has been sworn in as prime minister in a power-sharing government in Zimbabwe.

A reply to correspondence on the Rwandan genocide

By Chris Talbot, 13 February 2009

The World Socialist Web Site has received two letters strenuously objecting to our line on the genocide that took place in Rwanda in 1994, when hundreds of thousands of Rwandans identified as Tutsis were killed by Hutu militias.

Letters on Rwanda

13 February 2009

A selection of recent letters sent to the World Socialist Web Site on Rwanda.

South Africa: Zuma faces corruption charges after court reverses previous judgment

By Patrick O'Keefe, 2 February 2009

The Supreme Court of Appeals has effectively reinstated criminal charges against African National Congress (ANC) President Jacob Zuma.

South Africa: Behind the ANC breakaway

By Chris Talbot, 19 November 2008

The decision of a number of former leaders to break away from the African National Congress and to set up a new party is the latest manifestation of the bitter conflict and infighting that has developed in South Africa’s ruling party.

Workers Struggles: Europe & Africa

7 November 2008

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.