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On Zuma, Ramaphosa, and the State of South African Politics

On Zuma, Ramaphosa, and the State of South African Politics

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On the Ground (Indirectly) in Harare

On the Ground (Indirectly) in Harare

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Crisis in Zimbabwe: Is Mugabe Finally Out?

Crisis in Zimbabwe: Is Mugabe Finally Out?

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The Prodigal Son Returns

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2014 African Election Preview

2014 African Election Preview

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South Sudan in Crisis

South Sudan in Crisis

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Madiba: Hamba Kahle

Madiba: Hamba Kahle

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Delivery and South African Politics

Delivery and South African Politics

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AFRICOM and US-African Relations

AFRICOM and US-African Relations

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China, Africa, and South African Regional Influence

China, Africa, and South African Regional Influence

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Sub-Saharan Africa News Roundup

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A South African Footnote to “Rush”

A South African Footnote to “Rush”

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People Are Just the Worst (UPDATED)

People Are Just the Worst (UPDATED)

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Hashim Amla, Race, and South African Cricket

Hashim Amla, Race, and South African Cricket

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Robert Mugabe: Sore Winner

Robert Mugabe: Sore Winner

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About the Author

Derek Catsam

Derek Catsam is a Professor of history and Kathlyn Cosper Dunagan Professor in the Humanities at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. He is also Senior Research Associate at Rhodes University. Derek writes about race and politics in the United States and Africa, sports, and terrorism. He is currently working on books on bus boycotts in the United States and South Africa in the 1940s and 1950s and on the 1981 South African Springbok rugby team's tour to the US. He is the author of three books, dozens of scholarly articles and reviews, and has published widely on current affairs in African, American, and European publications. He has lived, worked, and travelled extensively throughout southern Africa. He writes about politics, sports, travel, pop culture, and just about anything else that comes to mind.

Areas of Focus:
Africa; Zimbabwe; South Africa; Apartheid

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