R. W. Johnson

R. W. Johnson

President Ramaphosa has won the election but his position is fragile: South Africa faces poverty, inequality and corruption almost entirely self-inflicted by the ruling ANC

The UK’s relationship with the Continent has always been fraught. But history shows there is no neat answer to where Britain belongs

The refugee influx means that the EU will soon scrap its freedom of movement rules to cope with a crisis lasting for another half-century

“It feels as if the country is beginning to unravel, that it is slipping towards ungovernability. Perhaps it can still be pulled back together but nothing is certain”

South Africa’s new leader has a near-impossible task ahead of him

When the greatest living Irishman came to lecture in Cape Town, he had to defend free speech against the anti-apartheid boycott

Jeremy Corbyn is riding high after an unexpectedly successful election campaign. But his party has more to do to attract Middle England 

Under its new president, the United States is becoming increasingly polarised and a debt-led boom won’t help matters in the long run

Jacob Zuma’s hold on South African politics is weakening, throwing the ANC into crisis

The current influx of refugees from the Middle East will be dwarfed by a huge wave of Africans desperate to escape from poverty and hunger