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    When a Voter ID Is Worth a Thousand Words

    It is an old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, and that is certainly true with a photo of Nelson Mandela turned up by the Daily Caller. After a “progressive advocacy group” called One Wisconsin Now issued a statement calling on Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his … More

    Nelson Mandela: A Symbol of Compassion and Equality

    Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the first democratic president of post-apartheid South Africa, has passed away at his home in Johannesburg after months of battling a recurring lung infection. Current South African President Jacob Zuma addressed the nation this evening announcing Mandela’s death and honoring his legacy, by stating, “Nelson Mandela was … More

    The West Condemns Flawed Elections in Zimbabwe

    Sadly, history has a tendency of repeating itself in Zimbabwe. Once again, while Robert Mugabe’s regional friends have accepted the Zimbabwean elections, the West has deemed them deeply flawed. Unlike the violent 2008 election, last week’s balloting in Zimbabwe was largely peaceful. This led many African governments—in addition to the … More

    Africa: Little Change in Economic Freedom

    Africa’s progress in Heritage’s 2013 Index of Economic Freedom remains stagnant. Though making progress last year, with an average score gain of 0.2 points, the continent declined by 0.1 points in 2013. Over the past few years, scores of Western nations have seen their ratings plummet (including the United States). … More

    South African Government Using Mining Industry as a Scapegoat for Shootings

    The South African government has responded poorly to the shootings at the Lonmin mines. Instead of considering its own regulatory policies and the burdensome influence of unions, the government has blamed the mining industry for the tragedy. Last month, workers at the Lonmin mine went on strike, demanding higher wages … More

    Ex-Im Bank Makes $2 Billion Loan for South Africa Green-Energy Projects

    The U.S. Export-Import Bank inked a $2 billion clean-energy loan offer with South Africa to help fund the country’s green-energy push and drum up sales for America’s renewable industry, according to an announcement made last week. The 18-year loans will target wind, solar and thermal power in particular, said Fred … More

    South Africa’s Ruling Party Expels Populist Troublemaker

    On February 29, South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party expelled Julius Malema from its ranks. Malema was a lightning rod for massive dissatisfaction in South Africa, where poverty, inequality, and lack of opportunity blight the lives of millions. Yet his call for a revolutionary rather than a reform … More