More trouble than they’re worth?

Zwelithini’s Zulu style IN ZULU the king is modestly known as “the mouth that tells no lies.” When King Goodwill Zwelithini, the Zulu traditional head, made anti-foreigner remarks recently that whipped up attacks on black migrants, South African political leaders were loth to rebuke him (he claimed his words had been mistranslated). The response was similar when King Goodwill called homosexual relationships “rotten” a few years back.

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Netanyahu v the Supreme Court

ISRAEL’S Supreme Court has long been a solid pillar of the Jewish state’s democracy, holding to account governments of all political stripes. But as the prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, puts the finishing touches to his fourth coalition after an election in March, he is preparing for an unprecedented fight to muzzle the court

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