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Pre-self-isolated

Madagascar is on few international airline routes, so Covid-19 came late to the island. The authorities were able to impose quarantine on arriving travellers early, even before the...


Ramaphosa’s next test

The pandemic could not have come at a worse time for an ailing economy already stressed to the limit

The collapse of the global financial markets, the tanking oil price, and the threat of a major global economic recession have radically altered the backdrop to South Africa's econo...


Tito takes on the workers

As the budget aims to cut public sector pay by US$10 billion and sell state assets, trade unions push back on jobs and wages

Threatening huge cuts in public spending but no serious tax hikes, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's budget of 13 February will unleash further political drama and perhaps trigger a ...


Oil, guns and politics

An oligarch with ties to an international commodity trader, top politicians and generals is dividing the government

Kudakwashe Tagwirei, managing director of Sakunda Holdings and business associate of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, is at the centre of a new political row. As the global trading co...


Opposition in flux

With the main opposition party in turmoil, political players old and new are gearing up to form new political movements

The main South African opposition parties are in an unprecedented state of flux after the resignation of two black leaders rocked the Democratic Alliance late last year. Now that P...


Ramaphosus interruptus

Punctuated by protests, the President gave an eloquent statement but he is leaving the heavy lifting to the finance minister

In the first of two last-chance bids by government to forestall a ratings downgrade on the country's credit rating to junk status, President Cyril Ramaphosa failed to convince the ...


Itula has another go

Namibia's Supreme Court in Windhoek may have refused on 5 February to order a rerun of last November's presidential election but opposition political parties are still claiming vic...


Unhealthy bank balance

Finance Minister Bwalya Ng'andu's January request for a funded programme from the International Monetary Fund may be in danger from continued borrowing beyond the Treasury's contro...


Wildlife targets

Botswana has authorised the resumption of licensed elephant hunting, auctioning licences to shoot 60 elephants worth US$2.34 million. It's the first such sale since President Mokgw...


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