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Cyril’s new business plan

After bolstering his political base, President Ramaphosa and his new finance minister are wooing the companies

The target is US$100 billion in new investment over the next five years. Six months after he launched the campaign to finance national economic expansion, President Cyril Ramaphosa...


Debts and denials

The Auditor-General documents widespread irregularities while the armed forces defend the purchase of expensive private jets

The report of the Auditor-General into the country's public financial management during 2017 has added fuel to the burning controversy over accusations that the government is wasti...


The Brexit connection

African politicians and business people are getting drawn into the shenanigans surrounding Britain’s exit from the European Union

A criminal investigation by Britain's National Crime Agency, announced on 5 November, into businessman and Brexit campaigner Arron Banks could touch on some of his diamond interest...


Big men bid high for the top job

Three ex-presidents are sparing no expense wooing some of the poorest voters in Africa. There’s a wide field, but not much choice

The voters of Madagascar faced a list of 36 candidates when they went to the polls for the presidential elections on 7 November. They include an evangelical pastor, a respected sin...


Poll knocks Frelimo confidence

The ruling party lost some key cities in the local elections. Party reformers are demanding radical change

As Mozambique awaits the final verdict on the local elections of the Comissão Nacional de Eleições (the electoral commission – CNE), due as Africa Confid...


Riyadh to the rescue

The bail-out of the state-owned Denel arms company has diplomatic costs as Pretoria is pulled further into Saudi Arabia’s camp

Officials working on Saudi Arabia's planned US$100 million investment into South Africa's ailing state-owned arms company, Denel, say it could be finalised by the end of the year. ...


A splurge before the squeeze

As the government goes on another shopping spree, international banks are reassessing plans for fresh lending to Lusaka

Israel and Zambia are almost ready to sign a new US$400 million package for high-tech aviation equipment to be funded with a loan from Israel's Hapoalim Bank. The deal is believed ...


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