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South Africa
The rainbow nation in turmoil

Par Cédric Gouverneur - Publié en mars 2023
A monument to Nelson Mandela made of steel bars near Durban. SHUTTERSTOCK
A monument to Nelson Mandela made of steel bars near Durban. SHUTTERSTOCK

Three decades after the end of apartheid, South Africa is in deep crisis, plagued by power outages, corruption, poor governance, crime and other scourges. And yet the African National Congress (ANC), which will almost certainly remain in power for the foreseeable future because of demographics and the fragmentation of the opposition, seems frozen in time.

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