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Chasing the mining millions

The old government sold future copper output to Trafigura for a $40 million advance. The new government wants to know where it is

One of President Hakainde Hichilema's toughest challenges is the raft of complex and costly legal battles over mining assets bequeathed by the Patriotic Front (PF) government, whic...


Cracks in ZANU-PF edifice

Dissidents opposing Mnangagwa’s plans for a second term are starting to organise in the ruling party

As it launched its heavily choreographed Annual National People's Conference on 29-30 October in Bindura, the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) was t...


ANC faces post-poll turmoil

Following heavy losses in local government elections, the ANC's factions are blaming each other and arguing over coalition partners

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) has entered uncharted territory after losing its majority in 70 councils across the country including the five metropolitan councils in m...


Endgame of throne?

Africa's last absolute monarchy teeters as activists step up protests and demand action from South Africa

What started as a student protest against police brutality has morphed into a full-scale crisis with King Mswati III's army killing between 80-100 civilians in clashes with demonst...


Probe focus shifts to Nyusi

The US authorities have fined the two foreign banks in the tuna bond scam. Now Maputo's politicians are in the frame in court

Five years after Mozambique's economy sank into a quagmire of bad debt, Credit Suisse faces at least US$747 million of penalties for its part in the country's $2 billion hidden loa...


Leaders clash over climate

The President's campaign to hasten phasing out coal in return for green finance has set up a clash with his Energy Minister

Cyril Ramaphosa has called on developed economies to help fund the energy transition in developing economies, as South Africa's struggle to wean itself off coal sets him against on...


ANC slumps to record low as voters stay away

Losing ground to new parties and independents, the two biggest parties are forced into coalition talks as political landscape changes

The African National Congress's (ANC) share of the national vote fell to 46% in the local elections with almost all the ballots counted by the evening of 3 November. That is the fi...


Apathy and infighting hit ANC

An ailing economy, internal rivalries and Covid restrictions could see the ANC's vote fall below 50% at the municipal elections

For President Cyril Ramaphosa, the local elections on 1 November will be a referendum on his reforms and a sign of his party support a year before he stands for re-election as pres...


Mabuza stirs a hornets' nest

The Deputy President’s plans for another term highlight tensions in the ANC as factions jockey for position

The country's rarely seen Deputy President, David Mabuza, was sharply reprimanded by the governing African National Congress when he casually threw his hat into the ring for re-ele...


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