Day: May 16, 2019

Politics this week

The ruling African National Congress won South Africa’s general election with 58% of the vote. The party had never before received less than 60% at a national poll. Many voters were put off by the corruption that flourished under Jacob Zuma, president from 2009 to 2018. The ANC might have done worse but for Cyril…

Bob Hawke: Australia’s ambitious and charismatic susceptible PM

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bob Hawke dominated Australian politics in the 1980s In 1952, Bob Hawke had an experience that led him to abandon his Christian faith.The university student was attending a Christmas Eve party at a mansion in India at the end of the World Christian Youth Congress when he looked out…