After Mandela, Will the ANC Deliver?

  By CHARLIE VAN GELDEREN South Africa’s second election on a full non-racial franchise has resulted in an overwhelming victory for the ANC slate, led by Thabo Mbeki, achieving an even bigger victory than Mandela’s in 1994. The ANC, with 66.4 per cent of the vote, fell short of its target of a two-thirds majority.…

Imperialism and Genocide in Namibia

By TOM SANDERS How did Adolph Hitler acquire many of his racist ideas? Strangely enough they came out of Africa in the form of a book written by Eugen Fischer, a prominent German scientist, who went to Namibia (South West Africa) in 1904 and made a study of the mixed ethnic children of German men…

Zimbabwe Torn by Western Banks, Corruption

By JOHN RUHLAND HARARE, Zimbabwe-People in this country warn that speaking out against the government may lead to one’s disappearance, but this does not prevent people from discussing the corruption of President Mugabe’s administration. The consensus is that Mugabe’s days are numbered, and he is busy consolidating the great personal wealth he squeezed out of…