The South African national elections take place on May 7 2014. What are they about? As the elections come closer, tensions intensify, rivalries become harsher, and scandals make headlines. Three concerns that run through everyday political rivalries:
Nelson Mandela has died at the respectable age of 95. But his political life is far from over: he will become a powerful ancestor.
Between March 4 and 9 I lived in a vacuum. My sole companions were my laptop and my smartphone; together we merged into one grand news-consuming machine. Kenya was at the centre of my universe, the Kenyan elections my sole concern.