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Ramaphosa needs to move from tinkering to reforming

Cyril Ramaphosa’s move against corruption is a small step in a bigger project to clean up the country after the Zuma years. His challenge now is to reform and to get the state to exit from the things it is demonstrably unable to run.

9 May 2021

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Two years after Bashir’s exit, Sudan is still struggling

Sudan’s transition from military to civilian control depends on regional peace and relative prosperity. Sudanese reformers need space to sustain domestic faith in the transition. This requires the unambiguous achievement of markers towards social and economic inclusion.

5 May 2021

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State Security Agency has become a source of embarrassment — it’s time for our spies to come in from the cold

Recent years have seen a steady deepening of the relationship between politics and intelligence — one that has encroached upon the latter’s essential independence. As a result, South Africa’s official intelligence capacity can no longer be regarded as a national asset: rather, it seems to be the source of never-ending embarrassment, corruption and political shenanigans. It can — and must — be fixed.

5 May 2021

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