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How to repeat the Mugabe mantra

By calling for land redistribution without compensation, Zuma is following his Zimbabwean counterpart and throwing his foes into confusion

Just as mounting political crises again threatened to overwhelm President Jacob Zuma, he pulled out the land card to buy himself breathing space before the African National Congres...

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Nyusi celebrates Exxon's entry

Bringing in the US oil giant was a personal triumph for the President but it won't raise as much tax as he hopes

President Filipe Nyusi felt the political ground underneath him get firmer when news of the Exxon-ENI deal came through. The United States oil giant ExxonMobil is buying 25% of the...


Mutharika's woes look terminal

The cabinet is shedding ministers tainted by Cashgate and related scandals as the government's authority dwindles

President Peter Mutharika is becoming increasingly isolated as a succession of ministers are forced out of office. This makes him more dependent on alliances with largely discredit...


Lungu’s terms and conditions

The President is confident that judges will rubber-stamp his eligibility to stand again in 2021. If not, a two-thirds majority in Parliament is within easy reach

President Edgar Lungu had barely begun his second term of office this year when he declared himself ready for another. Although the constitution states that no president who has he...


Zuma's anti-Gordhan play

President Jacob Zuma is hesitating over a reshuffle which could tear the African National Congress apart

President Jacob Zuma has become increasingly irritated with his respected Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, who was widely praised after presenting a balanced budget on 22 Febru...


Aides with agendas

The influence of President Lungu's staff worries many. Business deals and dirty tricks against the opposition are multiplying

Concern about the actions of State House advisers has grown so much that President Edgar Lungu felt obliged to persuade civil servants not to be intimidated. At a senior civil serv...


Whose judge is it anyway?

A battle royal is in progress over selecting the new Chief Justice; he or she could end up deciding who becomes the next president

The Chief Justice of Zimbabwe, Godfrey Chidyausiku, reaches the compulsory retirement age of 70 during February, which has set the cat among the factional pigeons of the ruling Zim...


The state of Jacob Zuma's presidency

Relentless attacks on the President's character are weakening the economy and undermining his influence on the succession

With ten more months as leader of the African National Congress (ANC), President Jacob Zuma tried to shore up his government with a flurry of populist policies – long on rhetoric a...

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ZANU-PF digs for votes

Fuel trader Trafigura is boosting the ruling party by lending at an inordinate rate to a flagship agricultural programme

The commodity giant Trafigura is providing major financial support to a government programme called Command Agriculture in what is widely seen as a major boost to the Zimbabwe Afri...


Naval deal under spotlight

Luanda's latest lavish defence contract has eerie echoes of Mozambique's controversial naval procurement

Angola is planning a major expansion of its navy with the help of Privinvest Group, the company which supplied fishing vessels and high-technology military patrol boats to Mozambiq...


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