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Debt and discontent

The economy and the popularity of President Lungu are shrinking fast, but the opposition is struggling to take advantage

With no prospect of a deal with the International Monetary Fund, the stand-off with donors over embezzled aid money far from resolved, ballooning domestic arrears, and low foreign ...


US spears the loan sharks

Indictments against foreign bankers and top Frelimo officials tied to the $2billion secret loans fraud have panicked the government. The charges are just the beginning

The United States government has indicted a swathe of bankers, sales people and Mozambican public officials with wire fraud, money laundering and securities fraud. It claims a crim...


The fight for the ANC’s soul

Ramaphosa must appeal to the left to win a mandate for liberal economic reforms. It’s not the only paradox here

The African National Congress's strategists do not doubt the ruling party will emerge from the May national and provincial parliamentary elections by far the largest party, but the...


Win first, then work

Ramaphosa is almost certain of victory in May, but then his challenges really begin

South Africa is facing an even tougher year economically in 2019. The disastrous legacy of former President Jacob Zuma may seem distant but its echoes will continue to sound and cl...

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Goodbye to all that

President Lourenço’s long honeymoon will come to an end as public focus shifts to the economy

João Lourenço will consolidate his power in 2019, cashing in on his popularity and position as President of both the country and the ruling Movimento Popular de Liber...


Taking the heaviest of tolls

The leak by a concerned government insider has exposed another costly procurement deal which never went to tender

A highly profitable public-private partnership (PPP) for collecting road tolls has been cancelled suddenly after sparking fury at the poor value for money and seeming exploitation ...


Mnangagwa wants his pipeline

A new oil supply route from Beira could relieve the country from dependence on Trafigura and ease shortages, the President believes

Angry at Dutch-based commodities trader Trafigura's control of the country's only oil products pipeline from the Mozambican port of Beira, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has told loc...


Mnangagwa's resolution

A seemingly downbeat Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front annual conference this month lacked the overt factional fireworks many had expected. Yet it laid down a major p...


Lungu's to lose

President Edgar Lungu has got his wish and been given leave by the Constitutional Court to stand for a third term of office. Critics will say he effectively granted his wish to him...


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