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Loans before haircuts

Finalising a US$1.3 billion loan with the International Monetary Fund in September was the easy part of Zambia's bid to avoid insolvency, according to analysts and officials from t...


Onshore war versus offshore gains

Cabo Delgado insurgents have lost key positions but look set for a long war, while Maputo pleads with the operators to get the LNG project restarted

Officials applaud operations by the Rwandan Defence Force (RDF) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) troops to clear roads and transport hubs in troubled Cabo Delgado ...


Ramaphosa names his party allies

The president will face off against the man controlling the ANC machine at the party’s upcoming elective conference

Discontent over the multiple powerful positions accumulated by African National Congress Secretary-General Paul Mashatile was behind President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision not to mak...


Prosecutor Batohi swings into action

The tide is turning against corruption despite a factionalised ruling party and failing state-run transport and power utilities

In the early hours of 27 October, Matshela Koko, former chief executive of the ailing state power utility Eskom, and 16 senior officials were arrested on fraud charges relating to ...


Judiciary in the dock

The independence of Botswana's judiciary is in the spotlight following accusations by a tribal chief that President Mokgweetsi Masisi told her he would direct judges on how to rule...


Chang's extradition to the US looms

Former Finance Minister Manuel Chang would rather be tried in the US than his own country, sources have told Africa Confidential

The United States and Mozambican governments have been fighting for the right to extradite former finance minister Manuel Chang from South Africa to face money-laundering and fraud...


Transport dispute puts brake on economy

Big companies are using alternative routes and service providers to keep goods moving after a strike at the state-owned railway and port operator

Dysfunction at the cash-strapped transport behemoth Transnet has forced importers and exporters to bypass the country's ports and trains and resort increasingly to trucking goods. ...


Nyusi schemes to stay on

The President is marshalling his political resources for a third term in office, starting with a battle for factional supremacy within the ruling party

President Filipe Nyusi hopes to yoke the ruling Frente de Libertação de Moçambique to his bid to change the constitution so he can have a third term of office....


Populist Matekane promises reforms

The newly elected Prime Minister vows a reset for Lesotho, but he lacks a majority and must address conflicts of interest

Business mogul Sam Matekane is switching his corporate suit for political office as he takes over as Lesotho's new Prime Minister, and is promising populist changes. But he faces a...


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