The occupation of Hong Kong's central financial district could start early next week, after Beijing releases its guidelines Sunday on how the city's next leader will be elected. Beijing has promised Hong Kong will have 'universal suffrage' by 2017.
China's rulers are increasingly promoting Confucius, a figure once reviled by Chairman Mao, as a symbol for modern China. Tourists, seminar groups, and professionals are flocking to the ancient philosopher's birthplace.
Ten generals are under arrest for aiding the extremist group that abducted more than 200 girls in April, causing a global outcry. In Abuja, meanwhile, a ban on protests over the kidnapping was reversed.
Julius Malema, booted from the ruling ANC and running in tomorrow's election, is promoting radical changes and charging that the ANC has preserved apartheid's economic inequalities. And he's gaining an audience.
Mamphela Ramphele talks with the Monitor about a freedom struggle interrupted, distortions of history by the African National Congress, the upstart candidacy of Julius Malema, and why an authentic 'revolution of the spirit' is needed.