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Hopes and fears for the new old guard

After deftly organising Mugabe's exit and Mnangagwa's accession, the ruling party sees no reason to make concessions to its opponents

When Pastor Evan Mawarire, founder of the #ThisFlag movement, walked free from the Harare High Court on 29 November having been acquitted on charges of trying to overthrow Presiden...

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Destruction in his wake

The new regime's biggest job is to revive the disastrous economy. Job creation and debt relief head a long list of urgent tasks

It was new President Emmerson Mnangagwa's promise of 'jobs, jobs and jobs' that raised the loudest cheers on 22 November at the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Fro...


Banda’s Faustian pact

Ex-President Banda has offered to pull President Mutharika's political chestnuts from the fire in return for immunity from prosecution

Facing myriad corruption charges from her time as head of state, ex-President Joyce Banda has held out an olive branch to her bitter rival, President Peter Mutharika, from her self...


The countdown begins

Campaigning for the ANC presidential nomination is reaching its peak as lobbies for the main rivals release early tallies

With barely two weeks to go before the crucial African National Congress elective conference on 16-20 December in Johannesburg, supporters of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma claim they are ...


Dos Santos clan targeted

The President is dismantling the power of the former first family but there is a thirst for the clean-up to go further

It took less than two months in office for President João Lourenço to take a direct swipe at Isabel dos Santos, Africa's richest woman and the daughter of his predecessor, José Ed...


Honeypot on wings

While Mozambique's poor struggle with austerity and inflation, President Filipe Nyusi will be soaring comfortably over them in his Canadair Challenger 850 private jet, acquired las...


SACP on the ballot

The South African Communist Party (SACP) will stand in its own name in local bye-elections in the Free State Province on 29 November. It will be the first test of the party's new ...


Patriotic front on back foot

The governing Patriotic Front is looking more and more like a personal vehicle for President Edgar Lungu, now that a splinter party with a strong footing in the Copperbelt has esta...


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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