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The crocodile snaps back

Along with the early morning mist, a mood of quiet elation enveloped Harare as news spread that President Mugabe was under house arrest

During the night of 14-15 November Zimbabwe Defence Forces soldiers were posted to strategic points in the capital, such as the police headquarters, the Central Intelligence Organi...

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Mugabe drops the crocodile

The sacking of the regime's veteran enforcer Emmerson Mnangagwa from the vice presidency has started the endgame

By throwing out Emmerson Mnangagwa from the Vice Presidency and the ruling party, President Robert Mugabe is testing his grip on the security services as the regime faces another e...


Hichilema pushes for Commonwealth talks

Negotiations on political reform between President Lungu and the opposition are due, but many doubt he will take the process seriously

Commonwealth Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari is due in Lusaka this month to mediate in talks between President Edgar Lungu's ruling Patriotic Front and opposition parties as part of ...


Party debts hold back Nyusi

The president has a better grip on power now but still has much to do before confidence in him improves

President Filipe Nyusi needs to build on his recent assertion of control over party and state, analysts are saying. He is still hamstrung when it comes to the economy and relations...


Snagged by the Guptas' global reach

Regulators failed to stop London-based banks laundering hundreds of millions of dollars stolen from South Africa

HSBC, one of Britain's biggest banks, has been accused by a British peer of complicity in a US$500 million money-laundering scheme organised by businesses controlled by the Gupta f...


Mabuza changes the race

Mpumalanga Province becomes the most united voting block ahead of the ANC elections as President Zuma reshuffles his cabinet

Taking a high-stakes gamble ahead of the leadership elections in December, President Jacob Zuma has broken with the African National Congress's traditional allies in the Communist ...


Team Nyusi wins a point

The ruling party's new politburo boosts the President's authority, but the two billion dollar debt scandal still casts a shadow

It has not been an easy journey for President Filipe Nyusi, who does not inspire the same personal loyalty as his predecessor, the redoubtable Armando Guebuza. The first Mozambican...


Signals of change

President Lourenço talks to parliament about pro-growth reforms, some of which will chip away at the Dos Santos business empire

Pledging to take on monopolies that short-change consumers and to open discussions with critical civic activists, President João Lourenço used a speech at the opening of parliament...


Mystery of the missing mine profits

High politics, spies and opaque business interests are suspected in the sharp decline in the country's diamond wealth

On paper, the parastatal Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation is effectively bust. Ever since the Auditor General, Mildred Chiri, reported in June that ZMDC's liabilities exceed...


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