Imtiaz Cajee, nephew of Ahmed Timol, poses with his book about the activist on Aug. 24 in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa. (AP Photo, File)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Anthony EganOctober 23, 2017
A judge has overturned a finding of suicide and ruled that Ahmed Timol was murdered by South Africa’s Security Police 45 years ago.
President Paul Kagame is sworn in for another term at the Amahoro Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda, on Aug.18. (AP Photo Eric Murinzi)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Anthony EganAugust 23, 2017
Two elections this month in eastern and central Africa—in Kenya and Rwanda—have brought out tensions and contradictions in the continent’s democratic process.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Anthony EganAugust 11, 2017
The no-confidence vote was called by the opposition in Parliament in the wake of overwhelming evidence of the president’s corrupt dealings with the Gupta family.
The blood of a survivor of the Ebola virus is extracted as part of a study launched at Liberia's John F. Kennedy Hospital in Monrovia in June 2015. (CNS photo/Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Anthony EganJune 02, 2017
Congo's Ministry of Health has approved the use of an experimental anti-Ebola vaccine to combat the disease. This is a radical step, but one the World Health Organization approves.
At a May Day rally in Bloemfontein, South Africa, trade unionists demand that South African President Jacob Zuma step down. The president was jeered by labor activists and his speech was cancelled after scuffles broke out between his supporters and workers chanting for him to step down at the rally. (AP Photo/Khothatso Mokone)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Anthony EganMay 09, 2017
What should one make of this chaotic month? Is the presidency of Jacob Zuma reaching an endgame?
During a previous spasm of unrest related to xenophobia, protesters are seen looting a shop at a gas station in 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa. (CNS photo/Herman Verwey, EPA)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Anthony EganApril 05, 2017
Are Nigerian, Zimbabwean, Pakistani and other immigrants “stealing” jobs from South Africans?
Politics & Society Dispatches
Anthony EganFebruary 15, 2017
Apartheid-era mental health care facilities were not great. But at least they weren't lethal.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Anthony EganJanuary 13, 2017

Persisting low-level to acute crises throughout southern Africa may make 2017 a year to remember with regret.

South African President Jacob Zuma is seen in Cape Town, South Africa, Feb. 12, 2015. (CNS photo/Pool via EPA)
Politics & Society Signs Of the Times
Anthony EganNovember 02, 2016
Chaos and intransigence in the universities is matched by absurd criminal charges against a minister of finance who may only be doing his job too well.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Anthony EganOctober 12, 2016
The decision by South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority to charge Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan and two associates with fraud is significant to say the least.