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A tale of two elections

Alongside the conventional official campaign, the MPLA is working behind the scenes, insiders say, to manipulate the result in its favour

The opposition to the Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA) government is enjoying its strongest popular support ever, posing an unprecedented challenge in...

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MPLA on uncertain ground

The electorate has changed radically, and the ruling party is being punished for not fulfilling its promises, but a change of government is unlikely

Three decades since Angola's first multiparty elections, the country has undergone significant demographic changes. The electorate is now made up of many young people who never exp...


Economic woes challenge election winner

Despite the boost from higher oil prices, the ruling party has presided over a hefty fall in living standards and broken promises on job creation

President João Lourenço and the ruling Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA) approached the 24 August general election still favoured to win....


The ANC is at its weakest since 1994

The President has managed, for now, to save his anti-corruption campaign from opponents who have regained control of KwaZulu-Natal province

In his closing address to the African National Congress’s 6th policy conference in Johannesburg on 31 July, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the gathering was overwhelmingly in favou...


Some light at last

President Ramaphosa’s plan to restore reliable electricity access is flawed but fast action is vital to rescue the ANC’s political standing

A plan to strengthen the private sector, import technical skills and remove the 100-megawatt licensing threshold for independent power producers could end crippling power cuts with...


Nyusi kicks to the long grass

President Filipe Nyusi is believed to be using delaying tactics to minimise disclosure of his role in Mozambique’s $2 billion hidden loans scheme as the ruling Frente de Libertação...


Zuma allies wound Ramaphosa at KwaZulu-Natal conference

The province with most ANC members is a stronghold for the ousted President and voted strongly against the incumbent

Anyone who thought ex-President Jacob Zuma was a spent force within the ruling African National Congress had a rude awakening at the ninth KwaZulu-Natal elective conference on 22-2...


Dos Santos haunts Lourenço's campaign

The death of the former President has triggered a wave of nostalgia and dissatisfaction that threatens the electoral prospects of his successor

The legal and reputational battle after the news on 8 July that President José Eduardo dos Santos had died in Barcelona following a stroke is damaging the ruling Movimento P...


Sofa cash saga levels the ethical scores

The President looks beleaguered as his rivals claim the Farmgate affair makes him little better than the corrupt officials he wants to purge

President Cyril Ramaphosa vigorously defended his probity in a speech to the South African Communist Party (SACP) on 15 July, insisting he would not be railroaded or intimidated, w...


Zondo's game changer

Ramaphosa's and the ANC's future looks increasingly uncertain as the final state capture report adds to growing disaffection in the country

Chief Justice Raymond Zondo's epic state capture report is proving disastrous for President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ruling African National Congress (ANC). Few give Ramaphosa much ...


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