Leaders promise a ‘peaceful transition’ in Afghanistan, but there are profound fears for the future of women and girls. It is also unclear if the Taliban will, as promised, be able to control extremist groups.
South Africa’s social crisis has erupted as the people Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma deem expendable, those who bear the brunt of the past and of the social costs of Covid-19, appropriate the bread of life.
Like the former South African president, the king of eSwatini is destined to fall from grace and power. But as the wheel of history turns, it is imperative to think about viable routes into a just future.