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Big men bid high for the top job

Three ex-presidents are sparing no expense wooing some of the poorest voters in Africa. There’s a wide field, but not much choice

The voters of Madagascar faced a list of 36 candidates when they went to the polls for the presidential elections on 7 November. They include an evangelical pastor, a respected sin...


Poll knocks Frelimo confidence

The ruling party lost some key cities in the local elections. Party reformers are demanding radical change

As Mozambique awaits the final verdict on the local elections of the Comissão Nacional de Eleições (the electoral commission – CNE), due as Africa Confid...


Riyadh to the rescue

The bail-out of the state-owned Denel arms company has diplomatic costs as Pretoria is pulled further into Saudi Arabia’s camp

Officials working on Saudi Arabia's planned US$100 million investment into South Africa's ailing state-owned arms company, Denel, say it could be finalised by the end of the year. ...


A splurge before the squeeze

As the government goes on another shopping spree, international banks are reassessing plans for fresh lending to Lusaka

Israel and Zambia are almost ready to sign a new US$400 million package for high-tech aviation equipment to be funded with a loan from Israel's Hapoalim Bank. The deal is believed ...


A clumsy crackdown

The death of Vespers Shimuzhila, a University of Zambia student who suffocated when police fired a teargas canister into her room following student demonstrations over unpaid gover...


Elephants in an angry room

Britain's royal family has been drawn into a political fight in Botswana over elephant poaching ahead of an international wildlife conference in London

Former President Ian Khama's supporters are accusing his successor Mokgweetsi Masisi of presiding over the mass slaughter of elephants by ivory hunters in Botswana. Until now Botsw...

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Investors weigh rescue plan

A presidential fightback against lingering effects of recession and Zuma-era sleaze triggers mixed reactions in the business world

With the election of President Cyril Ramaphosa in February, South Africa experienced waves of 'Ramaphoria', following the hollowing out of the state under President Jacob Zuma and ...


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