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Monday, December 17, 2007

Power Struggle in South Africa

The direction of South Africa is up for grabs at the ANC conference. Incumbent Thabo Mbeki is facing a direct challenge to his power by ANC deputy Jacob Zuma. Story from the New York Times.

This will be the classic struggle between calculated, pro-growth policies and populism. Mbeki is attempting to assert that his policies have caused sustainable economic growth, while Zuma is appealing to the people's desire for instant gratification.

Oh yeah, Zuma was charged with rape and corruption, but in African politics anything can happen.

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