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Developments in Pretoria and Abuja

South Africa, the wealthiest of the African states, and Nigeria, the most populous, are entering stages of political uncertainty.

SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa’s Constitutional Court is holding hearings on whether a planned no confidence motion against the government of President Jacob Zuma should be held as a secret ballot. The opposition parties have asked the court for a ruling in the hope that it can entice parliamentarians of the ruling African National…

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Pramit Pal Chaudhuri writes on political, security, and economic issues. He previously wrote for the Statesman and the Telegraph in Calcutta. He served on the National Security Advisory Board of the Indian government from 2011-2015. Among other affiliations, he is a member of the Asia Society Global Council, the Aspen Institute Italia, the International Institute of Strategic Studies, and the Mont Pelerin Society. Pramit is also a senior associate of Rhodium Group, New York City, advisor to the Bower Group Asia in India, a member of the Council on Emerging Markets, Washington, DC, and a delegate for the Confederation of Indian Industry-Aspen Strategy Group Indo-U.S. Strategic Dialogue and the Ananta Aspen Strategic Dialogues with Japan, China and Israel. Born in 1964, he has visited over fifty countries on five continents. Mr. Pal Chaudhuri is a history graduate from Cornell University.