For FW de Klerk reconciliation was never about moral intention, but always about political strategy, writes Antjie Krog.
The parties in Finland's coalition government are also headed by women, four of whom are under the age of 35.
Pro-democracy candidates in Hong Kong made huge gains on Monday in district council elections, winning 344 of the 452 seats as of 2 p.m. local time.
Algeria's election authority has registered 22 candidates for a December presidential election, including two former prime ministers under former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the official APS agency reported on Sunday.
Interim leader Mohammed Ennaceur has 90 days to organise a presidential election, says Tunisia's electoral commission.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a government, forcing Israel into snap elections this September. Here's everything you need to know.
On 8 May, Wimpy will be giving away free coffee to everyone who comes into its stores after casting a vote in the national and provincial elections.
Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai said earlier this week some politicians planned to use bombings and other acts of violence in a bid to influence the vote and vowed that the military will take measures to contain the threats.
Vote buying is major challenge. Party agents are known to induce voters with offers of cash for votes.
Chief electoral officer of the Electoral Commission of SA, Sy Mamabolo, has welcomed the signing into law of the Political Party Funding Act, but it is seems that it won't take effect in time for the looming general elections.
Regular media as well as social media in South Africa have much to say about the governing ANC. But much of the commentary fails to understand the party – or the country, writes Steven Friedman.
Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait set out the outlet's 2020 coverage guidelines after its owner announced his campaign.
Israel's political future is as murky as Netanyahu's legal future — and both remain haplessly tied to one another.
Investors are increasingly worried that Argentina will be unable to repay its billions of dollars in debt and are dumping the country's assets.
Thousands of people gathered in the Malawian capital Lilongwe on Thursday to demonstrate against the re-election of President Peter Mutharika, which protestors say was due to fraud.
The Australian stock market closed at its highest level in more than a decade on Monday, on news of a shock election victory for the ruling centre-right government.
Jubilant about his impending defeat, Fakkad Baba is one of a colourful host of no-hoper candidates in India's mega-election to throw their hat in the ring every time.
While poverty in India, which has five times the population, is declining, the number of destitute in Nigeria is believed to be growing by six people every minute.
Malawi's Vice President Saulos Chilima and former president Joyce Banda have formed an alliance to take on the ruling party in May elections, a joint statement said Friday.
The DA's billboard listing the names of the Life Esidimeni victims was a shameful, insensitive act of political opportunism, made worse by the inability to admit to the hurt and offence caused, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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