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    Issue 548 March-April 2024

    South Africa: 30 Years Later

    Thirty years on from the end of apartheid, South Africa is in the headlines for prosecuting Israel at the International Court of Justice.

    As elections approach, we look at the troubles facing this young democracy and ask if this new leading role in global politics could provoke a reckoning at home.

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    Issue highlights:

    • Africa's pandora's box
    • All rise
    • Morbid symptoms
    • The metal that bent
    • When the lights go out

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The long read

The betrayal

From arms deals to surveillance tech exchanges, Yara Hawari explains how alliances are fostered between Israel and Arab governments.



Country Profile: South Korea

Hailey Maxwell profiles the East Asian nation and its flourishing soft power.

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