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South Africa’s President Rebuked by Highest Court

South African President Jacob Zuma suffered a rebuke from that country’s Constitutional Court this week, which ruled that he must pay back a portion of the funds spent by the government for upgrades to his personal residence.

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The Republican Party and the South African Opposition

In the midst of tweeting commentary (and complaints) about President Barack Obama’s press conference on Wednesday, I received an unexpected reply from Helen Zille, one of the foremost opposition leaders in my native South Africa, and a family friend.

Helen Zille (Rodger Bosch / AFP / Getty)